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Irwin Sparkes

Irwin Sparkes' fundraising page

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

My story

<p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Hi guys and girls,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Thank you soooo much for visiting my fundraising page.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">You may know me as the lead singer and one third of the almighty band <em><strong>The Hoosiers</strong></em>. &nbsp;Well, Alphonso and Martin have decided to chill out and relax in their spare time meanwhile I am pounding the pavements training for my first ever London Marathon.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Yes, that&rsquo;s right folks &ndash; on Sunday 17 April 2011 I will be donning my lycra shorts and vest in an attempt to run 26.2 miles in support of Samaritans!</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">I am running for Samaritans to raise awareness of their invaluable 24/7 service and to help raise vital funds so they can answer more calls from people in emotional distress and at risk of suicide.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Over 6000 people take their own life a year and I am aiming to raise thousands of pounds to help reduce this number. I want people to realise that it is ok to talk about their feelings, and if they feel they cant talk to family or friends, Samaritans is available round-the-clock to listen.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Thanks for your sponsorship, it means the world to me.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Irwin X</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;">Now that you've sponsored my efforts, why not challenge yourself to something? Visit</span> <a href="http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/www.samaritans.org/events">www.samaritans.org/events</a></p>

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2011 Virgin London Marathon

2011 Virgin London Marathon

17 Apr 2011


Samaritans Central Office

Samaritans Central Office



Nicola M


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Cathy Borrington

Finishing that marathon with a great finish time even with "broken legs" definately deserves another healthy donation! Again, well done C&S xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Leigh @_lovehoosiers

Second donation, i thought you deserved some more! See you on tour! :-) xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


HG: Rachel Rachel Waffle




Harry and Molly Blake (10 and 8)

Well done from your greatest fans!



Ann littleikki barden

well done running the marathon and finishing!! :o) x x



Catherine Swanwick

Well done Irwin! :)



Jo Dennis

Go Irwin!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Such a great cause and a great marathon time deserves another donation :o) x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Rhiannon Howe

You're worth another couple of quid!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid