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Louise Cox

Louise Cox's London Marathon 2018

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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.[/p][p] [/p][p]I will be #runningwomaninmemoryofKath in the 2018 London Marathon.[/p][p] [/p][p]In 2007 I ran/hobbled around the London Marathon, and shared every step of the way (and moan, cheer, smile, grimace and chafe) with Kathryn Osmond. Neither of us had run a race prior to the run up to that day, but knowing that we could raise money for charity and awareness of the work that had been essential in the care of her nephew, we took on the challenge. That (very hot) day I felt the support of family and friends, and saw how even when things feel really tough and the challenges great, determination and courage can see you through.[/p][p] [/p][p]Fast forward ten years, and Kath faced the most unrelenting and hideous adversary that even her most amazing determination, courage and resolve could not overcome; Malignant Melanoma. During the last year of her life Kath opened up to her friends and family, and subsequently the wider press, sharing her experience of fighting cancer. Kath achieved amazing things with her fundraising towards experimental treatment, education about prevention and early detection of cancer (#runningman4Kath). [/p][p] [/p][p]During the final stages of Kath’s treatment, the Rowcroft Hospice provided comfort, support and specialist services both at home and at the hospice in Torquay. They enabled her family and friends to share precious and joyful moments in an environment that helped to make the most of time together. [/p][p] [/p][p]I know that Kath was determined (always!!) that we should maintain the momentum achieved with the fundraising we started with the #runningman4Kath, and use every opportunity life affords us to help others and learn from her experiences. Please help me do her proud with the fundraising for Hospice UK, as I show my gratitude for their care and support, and help provide for others in her memory.[/p][p] [/p][p]To read more about Kath’s story, please see - [url=https://www.runningman4kath.com]www.runningman4kath.com[/url][/p][p] [/p][p]Thank you[/p][p] [/p][p]Lou x[/p][p] [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Hospice UK my chosen charity.[/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.[/p][p] [/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE - THANK YOU![/p][p]I did it!![/p][p]There were a few tears at the start, over tower bridge and at the end. I’m so relieved to have been able to complete the challenge 6:15:34 a 42 minute PB even if I went much slower than I’d trained for. It was never about time, it was about memories, legacy, fundraising and positivity despite missing Kath every step of the way.[/p][p]Thank you so much for your support. Lou [/p]
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Supporters

May 28, 2018

Laura

Sorry it's late, but well done for your amazing run xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2018

Emily Baker

Wonderful work Lou, congratulations! xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2018

Kenresa

You need to go over 4,000 really don’t you?!? Let me help you with that! Well done you epic lady you xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2018

George Lawrence

Well done Lou

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2018

Lisa and Heidi x

Amazing achievement Louise, so impressed! xxxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2018

Beth D

Inspirational lady!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Lou xxxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Jackie and Lesley

Well done Louise, Kath would have been so proud of you. Can’t believe the heat you had to run in but you made it xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Sarah and Jenn Matthews

Huge congratulations on what must have been an emotional day. Well done Louise.x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid