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Fit, Fat & Elderly's fundraising page

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. This year we are going to take on multiple challenges to raise money for our amazing charity, Reuben's Retreat. Please take some time to read the story below which describes what they are trying to achieve, being parents ourselves has given us extra motivation to support their cause, and your support can help us to exceed our goals.[/p][p]The first 3 of our 2014 challenges will be completing the Bradford Triathlon in April, Manchester 10k in May and then a small matter of a sprint triathlon in Abersoch in June.[/p][p]On Friday 31st August 2012 Reuben's family Mike, Nicola and Isaac Graham experienced every parent’s worse nightmare and had to say their final goodbye to their gorgeous 23 month old son and little brother during a beautiful ceremony in their home village. Vicar James Halstead from St Michael All Angels Church conducted a wonderful ceremony. Reuben’s parents showed such courage & bravery as they individually spoke words of sadness, love and laughter as they paid tribute to their wonderful son Reuben Michael Graham.[/p][p]Reuben was enjoying a family holiday in Devon; he was his usual happy self, having fun crabbing with his older brother Isaac. Reuben had been ill for 3 weeks on and off and despite several Doctors visits, nobody was unduly worried. He would be sick in a morning and then he would recover within minutes and be fine for the rest of the day. A tell-tale sign for things to come, but never in their wildest nightmares could they have known what was about to happen.[/p][p]Reuben had a fall and became pale and distressed, his worried parents took him to A & E at Barnstaple Hospital and when Reuben failed to respond to some routine tests he was sent for a CT scan. The scan showed a large mass on his brain they suspected to be a tumour.[/p][p]He was quickly transferred to the neurological unit at Frenchay Hospital by air ambulance where he underwent hours of surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain. Plans were quickly put in place for further surgery but sadly Reuben arrested during the night and his organs began to fail, despite fighting his way through another 5 hour operation some two days later he was too poorly to undergo any further surgery. He was transferred again to PICU at Bristol Children’s Hospital so they could help his organs to recover. Reuben fell asleep in his Mummy’s arms on Tuesday 21st August 2012.[/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]So how can you help this amazing cause?[/span][/b][/p][p]Despite the devastating grief that comes when a quarter of your family is gone, his brave and inspirational parents have set up a charity in his name, they plan to have a retreat in the north west countryside for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, with a support and bereavement counselling centre for Mummy’s, Daddy’s and Siblings who have lost their precious children. A place where families can take in the rolling hills and countryside, a place of comfort, peace and tranquillity, a place where memories can be built - See more at: [url=http://www.reubensretreat.org/reubens-journey/#sthash.Cf6Aic6W.dpuf]http://www.reubensretreat.org/reubens-journey/#sthash.Cf6Aic6W.dpuf[/url][/p][p]Thanks for your support; we really appreciate your sponsorship to keep us motivated.[/p][p]Anthony & Ian.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

14 Jun 2014


Jun 26, 2014

Barbara McCormack

Well done boys, great weekend and really proud of you all.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2014

Big brian

Well done kid, great effort from you all

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2014

Chris Hill

well done Ian .. top effort on a dodgy leg and for a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2014

Jon Fyffe

Awesome effort Ian and team !

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2014


So, so proud of you! We love you so much xxx Claire, Millie and Poppy xxxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 14, 2014

Matt Smithies

Ian/Anthony best of luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2014


Good luck lads try not to fall of your bikes

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2014


You will smash it! Good luck x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2014

Clare, Leigh, Maddison and Skylar

Good luck with your next event! Look forward to your updates :)

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 21, 2014

Joe McGuill

Triathlon is the new golf. You know that, yeah?

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Ian McClure ,Anthony Evans

Ian McClure ,Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans

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