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Mark Finch

Mark Finch's fundraising page

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Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;]Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.[/span][/p][lt]h3[gt][span=font-weight: normal;]I am very pleased and relieved to announce that I have successfully completed the 31st Marathon des Sables. [/span][lt]/h3[gt][lt]h3[gt][span=font-weight: normal;]It took me about 71 hours to complete 161 miles across the varied landscape of the Sahara desert. It was ferociously hot, extremely hard and very painful. However it was also beautiful and strangely alluring. The organisation was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make it not just as enjoyable as possible but also a truely memorable event. Doc Trotters were fabulous and invaluable. They also provided medical care for all the Berbere nomads employed for the event. Last but definately not least is the thanks I wish to share with my colleagues on the Walking with the Wounded team and all my fellow MDS competitors. It was a privlege and a true honour to have competed and suffered with them all.[/span][lt]/h3[gt][p]------------------------------------[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]In early April of 2016 I will be taking part in the gruelling Marathon de Sables, a 250km run across the Moroccan Sahara over 6 days, and carrying all the provisions needed to survive. I have only ever run one marathon before and it was a long time ago. So I have a lot of training to do which I started a couple of months ago and will continue right up until the race begins.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]Over the next 8 months I am attempting to raise as much as I can for Walking With The Wounded. As an ex-serviceman myself the plight of injured servicemen and women is close to my heart.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]WWTW help and support injured servicemen and women to gain training and qualifications so that they can find employment when they have left the military. It's a fantastic charity, supporting extraordinary individuals who have given so much and been through much.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]Every donation you make, large or small will be put to such great use.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]Thank you so much it really is very much appreciated[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt][span=font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;]Kindest regards[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.960000038147px; line-height: 15.5520000457764px;"[gt]Mark[/p]

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Supporters

Jul 27, 2016

Anonymous

Amazing job Mark! Hero. Thanks for the great pictures you generated.

£250.00

May 16, 2016

Ben Miller

Awesome effort Mark

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2016

Jonathan Hayden

great achievement Mark for a fantastic charity!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 3, 2016

Toni Ferretti

Well done Mark

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 3, 2016

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2016

J Foster

Congratulations and well done Mark.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2016

Luke

Well done Mark and great cause

£100.00

Apr 29, 2016

Craig A

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2016

Natasha Levens

Congratulations!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2016

Jim McGhee

Many thanks to Jim McGhee for the cash donation.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid