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My story

[p]Yaaay! I have just signed up for the Aberdeen Runway Run 2018 at midnight on 30 June. I was too late to enter for the ‘Team Marathon’ but thankfully there was a cancellation for the Fun Run ??[/p][p]Having a close relative who has received support from Sue Ryder, I would like to raise funds to help boost their Capital Appeal to double the number of people they can accommodate at Dee View Court in Aberdeen. Sue Ryder offer life-enhancing residential, neurological care and support for people with life-changing conditions. They can also provide a range of services to help people improve or regain their abilities and remain independent at home. “By focussing on health, wellbeing and what each person can do, not what they can’t, we enable people to live their lives as fully as possible.”[/p][p]It would be great if you could support me by donating to this worthy cause. Many, many thanks! [/p][p]———-[/p][p]A few weeks have passed since I signed up for this challenge - and training has been going well. I’ve been in the gym, down the beach in freezing cold winds and rain and had a beautiful sunny day along the Old Deeside Railway. Unfortunately, an old knee injury has decided to flare up so I’ll now be spending time with my Physio too! [/p][p]I’ve been trying to get a good photo or video but I have to say the one down the beach was certainly not the best and went straight into the recycling bin! So here’s one limping along the railway line. [/p][p]Many thanks to those who have already donated.[/p][p]..........[/p][p]20 days to go! It very much looks like I’ll be walking this and not running!! My knee is very much better but doesn’t like me running on it. Never mind, walking is ok so I’ll meet this challenge, no problem. [/p][p]Many thanks to all who donated so far. You’re amazing and so encouraging![/p][p]—————-[/p][p]So - the results of my scan show that I have some early signs of arthritis and degeneration to be expected with ageing ?? However there is also a small tear behind my knee cap and another of the lateral tibial ??. The good news is that there has already been a great improvement and there is no need for an operation or injection. Phew! Treatment prescribed - Physio and a pack of frozen peas ????. This does mean I will definitely be walking this run but I CAN DO IT![/p][p]Thanks again for your donations. I’m so encouraged by your support and good wishes. [/p]
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Jul 2, 2018


You earned it all for the cause. Well done

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2018

Anne Masters

Well done Iris - what a brilliant effort xx

Jun 30, 2018

Moray and Ruth

Well done Iris, you’re a superstar! Hope your knee behaves xxx

Jun 29, 2018

Sarah Farquhar

You are amazing Iris! Wishing you the best of luck for tomorrow night xxxx


Jun 29, 2018

The Alcocks

Go, Grandma, go!! You can do it. Watch that knee though. We love you. David, Cerys and Artie x


Jun 29, 2018

Rhian Johns

Good luck mum!! So proud of you xxx


Jun 29, 2018



Jun 26, 2018


Good luck - Gary, Yvonne and Sophia x


Jun 22, 2018


Love that you're doing this. We will all be cheering you on... Most of us from bed. Love you! Bethan, Grant, Girls and Gus xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2018

Mary K

All the Best Wishes iris.

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