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Paul Smith

Lord Smythe's Longest Day Longest Run

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Saturday June 21st - The Longest Day I shall attempt to run my Longest Run![/p][p]Starting at one minute past midnight I shall set out to [b]run 100 miles[/b] on an [b]athletics track![/b][/p][p]Venue will be Graham Sports Centre Athletics Track, Maiden Castle, Durham.[/p][p][/p][p][b]100 miles.... 1 Day.... 2 Charities![/b][/p][p][/p][p]The chosen charities ......[/p][p][/p][p][b]Retired Greyhound Trust [/b]One dark November evening 2008 a greyhound literally turned up on the doorstep cold, wet, scared and hungry, obviuosyl surplus to racing requirements and abandoned. After providing shelter, bedding, food for the night, he was taken to the local kennels who provide a rehoming scheme if not claimed by the owner. After 9 days I returned to said kennels to find him still there looking for a home, so I claimed him, that greyhound is Prince Archie, he certainly "fell on his paws" that night and we have enjoyed great company together ever since. However, not all greyhounds are so lucky as Archie and RGT[b] [/b]are dedicated for providing loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over[b].[lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p][b]Finlay Cooper Fund [/b]Formed in August 2006 by former Middlesbrough player and now current Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of their son after having tragically lost Finlay through a choking accident. The fund requires much needed finance to help children's charities throughout the region.[b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p]You will appreciate that my challenge is a tough challenge and hopefully my efforts will be rewarded by your kind generosity, so please donate and help me to help these two chosen and worthy charities.[/p][p]Thank you,[/p][p]Paul[/p][p][/p]

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Jul 31, 2014

Lord Smythe

Addition of all cash donations £165 - thank you to everyone who supported me and contributed to the fundraising! Finlay Cooper Fund, Retired Greyhound Trust and myself are most grateful for you generosity!

£165.00 plus £41.25 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2014

Richard Anderson

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2014

HRH The Queen

Well my wish came true! Not one, but three paintings sold - so here's some more for you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2014


Inspirational stuff. You're a hero x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2014

Joanne W

Well done Paul!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2014

Julie 'The Queen' Hollis

Wish that it could be more, my Lord. If someone buys a nice big painting this week I promise to send some more! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2014

Elizabeth, Jason and Sebastian

Fantastic work Paul, we absolutely loved that you finished it off, must have been so tough. Congratulations.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2014

Gareth, Karen & Hannah Boyd

Complete respect!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2014

Ian Hedley

Well done Paul, fantastic effort! I'd be proud of that mileage in a month never mind a bl**dy day!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2014

Helene Rusby

Well done Paul, I admire your strength and determination and your support to fund raising! You should be really proud of yourself xxx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid