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Jamie Regan

Jamie Regan - Marathon Man

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My story

<p>A few months ago, I decided&nbsp;that I would&nbsp;take a trip to New York in November to celebrate my 40th birthday. Since then, I found out that the New York Marathon is actually on my 40th birthday - the 7th November. Not only that, but it's also the 40th NY Marathon.</p> <p>The signs are there and if ever I'm going to drag my 17stone frame round a 26 mile course - or 40km, if we want to keep the theme going - then this is the day.</p> <p>I also figure it's a great opportunity to raise some funds for a couple of charities that mean something to me.</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Tartan Army Children's Charity (TACC):</strong> As some of you may know, I'm a Trustee of this excellent charity and so, obviously, I would love to raise some much needed funds to help with the great work we do. Our goal is to bring a little happiness and support to disadvantaged children in Scotland and in countries in which Scotland play. We have lots going on at the moment, including a project to donate up to 500 winter coats to children in Scotland that do not have one. We also have Christmas Cards for sale, designed by Wayne Elmhirst, which you can order on the site.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>RNLI (Dunbar):</strong> I have lived on the harbour in Dunbar for 5 years and until I did, I never fully realised what an amazing and vital service the Lifeboat Institute offer. Not only do they save lives by risking their own in, often, horrific conditions, but the whole organistion relies 100% on volunteers and charitable donations. There is no government funding at all for the lifeboat service. I feel I should&nbsp;give something back to the community that I live in and to help these guys achieve their goals in saving lifes.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://dunbarlifeboat.org.uk/"><span style="color: #ff0000;">http://dunbarlifeboat.org.uk/</span></a></span></p> <p>I would be truly grateful if you could donate on my page and help these 2 great charities and worthy causes. All money raised will be split 50/50 between them and all of the RNLI share will go to the station in my home town, Dunbar.</p> <p>As an added incentive, if you need one, I have covered the cost of my trip and entry into the NY Marathon out of my own pocket so that means that every penny the charities receive can go towards their worthwhile cause - not in part-payment for this event, as these things sometimes do.</p> <p>Also, to keep with the 40 theme, I'd like to ask you to finish any donation with 40p (so if you're happy to donate &pound;10, make it &pound;10.40). Let's see if all of those 40 pences make a difference.</p> <p>And don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box!!!</p> <p>Thank you so much for reading this far. Please take time to visit the websites of the two charities and look at the great work that your donation will go towards.</p> <p>Many thanks again, and if I manage to finish the 40th New York 40km race on my 40th in less than 40 hours, then I'll buy 40 of you a pint within 40 days of my return.</p> <p>Jamie Regan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>P.S.&nbsp;&nbsp;Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Dec 28, 2010


well done jamie!

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2010

Gordon Findlay

Very well done, Jamie. Impressive time!

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Nov 18, 2010


£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Nov 16, 2010


Well done Jamie! Hope your poor feet managed to keep up with Chrisann on 5th Avenue!!

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

Nov 16, 2010


Well done Jamie

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Nov 15, 2010

Paddy Harrington

Well done Jamie.

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Nov 14, 2010

Craig, Helen & Connor

Well Done Jamie x

£24.38 plus £6.88 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2010


Well done Jamie - what a way to celebrate your 40th!

£10.40 plus £2.93 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2010


Happy Birthday Marathon Man!! We hope it went really well & you don't ache too much!!

£40.40 plus £11.39 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2010


happy birthday. Best of luck.