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Fatty's Big Push 10

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b][u]The Great Manchester Run 2018 – Fatty's Big Push – The Big Push 10![/u][/b][/p][p]In November 2007 Fatty suffered a serious spinal-cord injury whilst swimming in the sea in Mexico. He was left face down in the water with a broken neck, unable to move anything, and was drowned and unconscious when pulled onto the beach, where he was resuscitated. He had been working as an airline pilot for Thomas Cook, having previously been in the RAF as a fighter pilot, and despite having been shot at a few times during the first Gulf War considered himself to be reasonably fit and healthy! (he wasn't, that's why he was swimming in the sea in the first place!) That all changed in a moment, and the next three months were spent on a life-support ventilator, first in Cancun, and then in Salford, tantalisingly close to the finishing line of the Great Run in Manchester! [/p][p]Despite being in hospital for a total of 22 months, just six months after his accident, and three months after coming off the ventilator, he was allowed out (on parole from the north-west spinal injuries centre) to take part in the 2008 Great Run in his wheelchair, this was Fatty's Big Push! Fatty is supposedly a term of endearment from his family! Since then, The Big Push Team of friends, colleagues and family have pushed him around the course almost every year, setting a record time of 48 min 8 secs, in 2012, amazingly, 11 1/2 min quicker than when he was running! How depressing, to be so much quicker sitting on his fat bum! The team must of course be completely mad, doing all the hard work, all he has to do is sit in his wheelchair![/p][p]This year the team have decided to split our fundraising between 4 charities, all very close to home. RAF100 has been set up so that people can combine fundraising for some amazing RAF charities in their centenary year. Fatty and several of the team served in the RAF. [url=http://raf100appeal.org/charities/]http://raf100appeal.org/charities/[/url] [/p][p]Aspire is a charity dedicated to helping those with spinal cord injury live as independently as possible, if necessary with the aid of assistive technology. They provided Fatty with huge support so that he can access his computer, the Internet etc without any assistance from his PA/carer. [url=http://www.aspire.org.uk/]http://www.aspire.org.uk/[/url] He was even invited to be after-dinner speaker for Aspire at their sports quiz dinner in London last year, despite having been to the one in Manchester a couple of years ago. (They must be mad!)[/p][p]Spinal injuries Association have been providing help for the whole spinal injury community for many years. Their patron is Clare Williams whose father Sir Frank is himself spinal injured. That didn't stop him running a fantastic Formula One team, nothing is impossible – some things are just a bit more difficult than others. [url=https://www.spinal.co.uk/]https://www.spinal.co.uk/[/url] [/p][p]The Backup Trust help those with spinal injury to lead as outgoing and adventurous a life as possible. Adventure is close to Fatty's heart! Obviously not as close as a pie and a pint! But still close. [url=https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/]https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/[/url] [/p][p]Please give generously, your donation however small or large really will make a difference. If possible please also make sure that the sneaky Chancellor doesn't benefit from your donation by claiming gift aid. The charities all need it much more than he does! Thank you for helping[/p][p]Jerry a.k.a. Fatty[/p][p]www.jerryward.co.uk[/p]
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Event

2018 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k & Half Marathon

2018 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k & Half Marathon

20 May 2018

Charities

Aspire

Aspire

Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Injuries Association

The RAF100 Appeal

The RAF100 Appeal

Back Up

Back Up

Supporters

15-Apr-2018

Craig

All the best Jerry in advance as off on holiday and didn't want to forget.

07-Apr-2018

Chris Lazenby

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

04-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Nice one Jerry!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

03-Apr-2018

John

All the very best Jerry!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Apr-2018

Steve Forward

Best of luck Jerry.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

28-Mar-2018

Anonymous

Good Work!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

28-Mar-2018

Raymondo

You never cease to amaze Jerry,go like the wind

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

28-Mar-2018

Anonymous

27-Mar-2018

Ruffo

10 in a row! Outstanding effort, good luck to all the runners and riders!

£50.00

25-Mar-2018

Helen

Good Luck....

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton