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Karen Bowes

Great North Run

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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

[p]Health is everything! If you or someone in your family is poorly it has such a huge impact on your life both emotionally and financially.[/p][p]We consider as a family we have been extremely lucky and not a day goes by where we aren't grateful for that.[/p][p]I enjoy my fitness and decided I needed to challenge myself whilst giving something back to our local community and was absolutely over the moon when I was chosen to run the Great North Run for a fabulous local charity [u]Care for Kids North Devon[/u].[/p][p]They provide instant financial assistance to families that have a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness e.g. a cancer, a heart condition, cystic fibrosis or a head injury. Because of North Devon’s rural location, all seriously ill children are now treated in specialist Children’s Hospitals in Bristol or beyond. For families in North Devon this means the loss of earnings, subsistence costs and travel costs for parents traveling and staying in Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham or London.[/p][p]Care for Kids provides a lump sum to help alleviate financial concerns for families in this situation, whilst they adjust to having a very sick child and to having one or more parents away from home. To date, Care for Kids North Devon has supported 100 local families with instant and in some instances, secondary financial assistance packages.[/p][p]I have set my target at an enormous £1,500 - ambitious? Probably! But I aim to raise as much as I can for a very worthy and local cause. So please - no matter how big or small help me hit my target, every little helps. [/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Karen[/p]

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Sep 19, 2019

Stephen and Ruairi

Congratulations Karen! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2019



Sep 9, 2019

Kellie and Andy

Well done! xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

Susanne & john

Well done karen. Xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019


Happy Anniversary, Happy Running Mark

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019


Good luck.


Sep 8, 2019

John Morris

Sep 8, 2019



Sep 8, 2019

Hannah squires

Amazing cause. You are amazing too. Enjoy the day xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2019

Gillian and Andy

Remember to talk Geordie all the way. Enjoy!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid