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Jackie Scully

Jackie's marathon effort for BCC

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

[pre=line-height: 21px; white-space: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web Regular', 'Segoe UI Symbol', 'Helvetica Neue', 'BBAlpha Sans', 'S60 Sans', Arial, sans-serif;]When I had my hip sawn in three and pinned back together again in 2007, I never thought I'd ever be able to call myself a runner. So, when I entered my first ever 10k during chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer last year, I never thought I'd make the start line - let alone the finish. That 10k - with toxic drugs in my system, a broken body, a bald head and a PICC line sticking out of my arm - was my marathon and it took every little bit of strength I had to complete it. [lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]One year on from chemo, and with many more finish lines under my belt (including a half marathon in Bath in March), I have decided to take on what is, for me, the ultimate running challenge. Next April, I will be hitting the London streets along with more than 35,000 people to run the marathon.[lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]Why London, why now? I know there will only be one marathon in my life, so it has to be the one that pretty much starts in my back garden and the one that trapped me in my flat for eight years when I lived at the 16-mile mark (I am hoping that I might miss hitting the wall as I will be spotting all my old haunts). London is the greatest city in the world and it will be a real privilege to run (or jog/walk) alongside thousands of amazing and humbling people.[lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]Why Breast Cancer Care? This absolutely amazing charity picked me up when I felt like falling. With their information leaflets, they helped me navigate a sea of treatment decisions. With their headstrong service, they gave me the confidence to embrace my bald head. With their younger women forum, they put me touch with like-minded individuals who I know will be friends for life. They helped me live my life, when cancer was busy trying to take it away. [lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]I know it will hurt. I know just making the starting line after months of training with a dodgy hip will be a real challenge. But I am determined to do my very best to support those facing - and who have sadly lost their lives to - this debilitating and life-changing illness. [lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]A charity place, does require a charity pledge (£1,750), and I am hoping to raise as much as I can for this fantastic charity for everything it has done for me - and for people just like me who are sadly diagnosed every day. [lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]Thank you so much for every penny. It really does mean the world to me.[lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="line-height: 21px;" /[gt]Love Jackie xxx[/pre]

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Event

2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

24 Apr 2016

Charity

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

Supporters

06-May-2016

Jackie

I did it!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

28-Apr-2016

Jesmondo

Well Done Jackie and although I probably know I don't need to apologise for donating so late, sorry I have donated so late! Amazing stuff. Jes

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2016

Vikki & Paul

What an amazing achievement Jackie!! Congratulations! Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2016

Duncan

25-Apr-2016

Think

Sweepstake!

£35.00

25-Apr-2016

Chris, Debbie, Catherine & Lucy

Well done Jackie, from all of us next door

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2016

Helena and Charles

Well done Jackie you absolute legend!!

£20.00

24-Apr-2016

Anonymous

24-Apr-2016

Rob Outram

Well done Jackie!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2016

Caroline, Nathan, Emma & Oliver

We hope you have an amazing time!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid