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Jon Wood

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]Ok, Ok, I know I said I was retiring two years ago, and I was![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]I did fully intend to retire, and exactly 2 years ago, I didn’t foresee being in this position, or being able to do what I’m about to do.  [/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]As I trained for the 2015 challenge, I managed to lose 20kg, 20% of my bodyweight, which significantly improved the impact on my sorry knees.  For that reason, when I had them looked at again, there had been very little deterioration during the year – and while I’ll not be able to do this forever, I promise that this is the last time I’ll be fundraising in this way, so I’ll make it a good one![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]On 23[/span][sup][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: x-small;]rd[/span][/sup][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;] April, I’ve been given the opportunity to run the London Marathon for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust – it’s an amazing opportunity and one I’d be regretful about turning down.  The opportunity came about in early January and I missed it, but the second time it came around makes me think it’s something I’m meant to do.  Places are so limited that many people try to get in for years and never manage to, and the chance to raise money for such a brilliant charity so close to my heart is one which I think is too good to miss.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]To spice things up a bit, everyone who sponsors me will get the opportunity to guess my finish time.  Whoever is nearest will win a prize!  Furthermore if I reach my target (£750) I will colour my hair purple for the race, I’m not far off a blue rinse as it is.  For my overseas friends, thanks to the state of the Great British Pound just now, your donations will go further than ever![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]So, to all those who sponsored me before – thank you for your continued generosity and support, it’s very much appreciated!  To all my new sponsors – Thank you for helping me to reach the target for this worthy cause, which you can read more about below:[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust offered Keri and I help, support and advice after a ruptured ectopic pregnancy nearly cost Keri her life back in 2011. It's largely thanks to their guidance that our beautiful Son, Luca is here today.  They rely on charity donations and raise awareness of this condition which has affected my family and I very personally.  I appreciate that folks are inundated with sponsorship requests, not least from me so I appreciate your time and consideration.  If you'd like to know the difference even £5 can make to the EPT then please see here: [/span][url=http://www.ectopic.org.uk/get-involved/donate/][span=color: #0563c1; font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]http://www.ectopic.org.uk/get-involved/donate/[/span][/url][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]. [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]Ectopic Pregnancy is a common, life threatening condition that is the leading cause of death in early pregnancy. It affects 1 in 80 pregnancies in the UK and women who suffer have to face the physical trauma of major invasive treatment, their own mortality, the impact on their future fertility and the sadness of losing their baby all very quickly. This can be a very frightening and distressing experience.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]Thank you![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;]Jon [/span][/p]

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Supporters

May 6, 2017

Jonny humez

Well done pal, ace time and a great cause! X

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 5, 2017

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

May 5, 2017

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

May 5, 2017

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

May 5, 2017

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

Apr 26, 2017

Caro

Still want to see the "spotted leopard playing paint-ball" look

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2017

Mark

Well done, amazing achievement and for a great cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2017

Kay

Well done Jon! Loved the purple hair!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2017

Claire John Daisy and Lily

Well done Jon. Love the purple hair!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2017

Anonymous

Good luck Jon, great cause, we'll be thinking about you. All the best, Chase, Caits, Ned and Julie

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid