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Esme Bayley Knaggs

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Four years ago my darling mam suffered a [b]Subarachnoid Haemorrhage[/b] - a bleed on the brain - of the same family as a [b]Stroke[/b]. [/p][p]She was in hospital, in a coma, intensive care, high dependency wards, rehabilitation and still to this day appointments – [b]ALL STAFF WERE[/b] [b]EXCEPTIONAL[/b]! It is thanks to them that my mum is here with me![/p][p]I’m insanely proud of everything she has done, everything that she has overcome and I would say that she has bossed every challenge! [/p][p]Sometimes I think running a marathon is going to be hard [b]but[/b]…[/p][p][b]---- [/b]it is nothing on relearning to walk, talk, read, write, speak, use cutlery (mum)[/p][p][b]----[/b] it is nothing on spending days and months in hospital with an uncertain future [/p][p][b]----[/b] and it is nothing on losing someone you love. [/p][p][b]Stroke is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK and second in the world [/b]and [b]half of all stroke survivors have a disability.[/b] [/p][p]Running for the [url=https://www.stroke.org.uk][b]STROKE ASSOCIATION[/b][/url] is a [b]thank you[/b] to all those who helped my mum, helped my family whilst my mum was poorly and to all those who continue to fund research to prevent stroke.[/p][p][b]Please donate if you can!! [/b][/p][p]Then come and point and laugh at my beetroot red face running whilst singing to myself “just keep running, just keep running” a la [i]Finding Nemo[/i]. [/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://twitter.com/TheStrokeAssoc][b]@TheStrokeAssoc[/b][/url][b] / [/b][url=https://www.stroke.org.uk][b]Stroke Association[/b][/url][b] / shout out to [/b][url=https://twitter.com/InterActStroke][b]@InterActStroke[/b][/url][b] who I work for too[/b][/p]

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May 1, 2018

Ri Ri

You smashed it Can’t tell you how proud I was to see you run run running in the sunshine last weekend! What an incredible achievement Well done you!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2018

Isobel xxx

Well done, super-human!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018


Yes Essssss you did it! You absolute hero!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018


GO ESME!! Sorry it’s late

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018




Apr 22, 2018

IAM Susie

Best wishes. Great charity to run for.


Apr 22, 2018


love u Es xo


Apr 21, 2018


Amaxing work Wonder Women! What an inspiration you are. Just keep running! Love Verity & Nathan

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


Good luck Esme. Drink , drink , drink!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


Good Luck Es. We will be cheering for you somewhere en route x x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid