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Liz Knight

Liz Knight's Fundraising page

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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]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. [/p][p]I am running the London Marathon in memory of James Hedge. [/p] [p]James was the eldest child of our dear friends Bob and Maeve and a brother to Gemma, Patrick and Daniel.   We have known James since he was a toddler.  He went to pre-school, primary school and secondary school with Adam and was a friend to all our children. Our families have grown up together and we have spent many happy times together over the years – camping trips, New Year’s Eve parties, and family celebrations.[/p] [p]James died in January 2016 of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.  He had had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 3.[/p] [p] In James’ memory, I want to raise as much money as I can to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.  So, on Sunday 23[sup]rd[/sup] April 2017, I am running the London Marathon to raise money for JDRF.   JDRF – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation -  provides information and support to people with Type 1 diabetes and their families.  Their aim is to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and, ultimately, to eradicate it.  They also fund research for new treatments so the everyday lives of those with Type 1 diabetes can be improved.   [/p][p] I would be very grateful if you would help me raise as much money as I can for JDRF by sponsoring me.  Over the coming months I will also be holding some fundraising events including cake sales and quizzes and would welcome your support.  You can see details and follow my training on my Facebook page! [/p] [p]Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening condition which has a lifelong impact on those diagnosed & their families.   It happens because the body’s own immune system attacks cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.   It affects 400,000 people in the UK, enough to fill Wembley Stadium more than 4 times over.[/p] [p][/p][p]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]

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May 23, 2017


Donations and 'Guess Liz's finishing time' fundraising.


May 23, 2017


Donation from Deacon Peter and Jolene.


May 7, 2017


You are absolutely brilliant Liz! And a nutter!! We're so proud of what you have done in memory of James. Love from the McKays xxxxxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2017

Donations from Deb Lyn and Uncle Frank


May 5, 2017

Virgin Money Giving

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


Apr 28, 2017

Rose Jack

Well done!

Apr 26, 2017

Sarah Marshall

Congratulations Liz, magnificent effort x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2017


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2017

Ally and Tom Hudd

I am in awe of what you have done Liz. What an amazing woman you are! Congratulations. My brother has type 1 diabeties so what happened to James is very scary. Please god let them find a cure Ally and Tom Hudd

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2017

Hounsome family

Well done Liz - you should be doubly proud! For smashing your fundraising total and completing the race. X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid