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Fiona Christie

Not The Edinburgh Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]**Edinburgh Marathon has been cancelled but not one to be put off we are now running our very own marathon on Sept 18th locally **[/p][p]I’ve challenged myself to run my first marathon...eek! I’d also love to raise some money and awareness for MDS UK patient support. [/p][p]Little brother, Chris Newton, has decided to join in the fun and is now doing the marathon on the same day. [/p][p]Seth (8) also joined our efforts and ran a half marathon over 7 days. Wee superstar [/p][p]Here’s our story...[/p][p]Our amazing mum, Marion Newton, was diagnosed with MDS in 2012. [/p][p]MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes) is a group of diseases where your bone marrow produces faulty blood cells. It is a type of cancer and is also known as bone marrow failure. [/p][p]Mums diagnosis came after a barrage of tests and a bone marrow biopsy (ouch!) we had not heard of MDS before so a steep learning curve followed. Luckily she is under the care of Dr Culligan and his team at ARIs Anchor Unit which is a centre of excellence for the treatment of MDS. At the moment Mum is on a low dose chemotherapy drug that is keeping her stable, but she does have to live with the side effects of being on cytotoxic drugs along with the symptoms of MDS, despite this Mum never complains and is always there for me, my brothers and our families...and anyone else that needs her! [/p][p]We would love to give something back to the charity that has given our mum (and others living with MDS) so much, please give what you can, every donation will help spur us on to make it around the whole 26.2 miles.[/p][p]Thanks [/p][p]Fiona & Chris[/p][p]For more info see [/p][p]www.mdspatientsupport.org.uk[/p][p]www.bloodwise.org.uk[/p]
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Oct 9, 2020

Mo Allen

Mo Allen


Oct 2, 2020


Congratulations Fiona

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2020


Well done to you all. It is lovely to see such an act of love.

Sep 27, 2020

David Ritchie

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 25, 2020

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Sep 24, 2020

Sarah Bailey

Well done Chris & Fiona!

Sep 22, 2020


Well done guys! 💪🏽💪🏽

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2020

Susannah Eva Annie and Brodie

Well done Fiona!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2020

Jenny Laing

Very well done Fi and Chris!!! 🥳👏👏👏


Sep 20, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid