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Joanna Parke

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am honoured to be running in the London Marathon 2020 for Wellchild. Not only is this an amazing charity to run for, I am also running it in memory of my nan who always wanted to run the London Marathon with me.[/p][p]My nan supported me in my love for running when I was in my teens. However, my running was more suited for middle distance, 1500m max. I lost interest in running by the time I was 17 and have only got back into it last January at the age of 41. This will definitely be a challenge for me.[/p][p]Wellchild are close to my heart because of the work they do including helping children to be cared for at home when possible rather then in hospital. I have first hand experience in caring for a sick child.[/p][p]My son Rory is terminally ill, he has a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. He also has factor v laiden, which means he is at risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots. He also has ASD and severe learning difficulties.[/p][p]To care for Rory requires 1to1 care and support at all times, sometimes 2to1 support is required, for example, when swimming or when he is having seizures. A carer must know how to administer emergency drugs to stop prolonged seizures, they must know all the types of seizures Rory has to determine when emergency intervention is needed.[/p][p]I am able to administer the drugs Rory requires for his epilepsy, sometimes however, he will need to go into hospital because his medication hasn't stopped the seizures and this can be fatal. Like most of us, Rory doesn't like spending time in the hospital, he recovers much better and faster at home but this is not always possible. [/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my story and thank you for your support.[/p]

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Feb 25, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2020


Post a link to your page on the NCQ Facebook page.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020


All the best always !

Feb 15, 2020

Erin Prendergast

10 mile walk

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 13, 2020

Lisa poyner

best wishes Jo from Lisa Zak Jo and alan

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Feb 12, 2020


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020

Ivy Williamson

10 mile run


Feb 9, 2020


10 mile walk. Can’t be with u all on 23rd but will do route with poppy :)


Feb 4, 2020

Michelle Bialek

10 mile walk


Feb 1, 2020

10mile walk donations