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Matthew Morris

2020 Virgin London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]At the age of 40 my father was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, which meant he had to use a dialysis machine 3 to 4 times per week to cleanse his blood of the impurities that correctly functioning kidneys would normally do. Although he was on the transplant list of patients, he was never fortunate to receive a transplant. My father passed away at the age of 54, when I was just 22 and as this disease may be hereditary, I have been monitored and scanned on several occasions, and I am fortunate that I do not have this disease myself.[/p][p][br][/p][p]On turning 40, the age of my father’s diagnosis, I wanted to do something to raise money for the charities that support those affected by kidney disease. I am lucky to be running the 2020 Virgin London Marathon to support Kidney Care UK ([url=http://www.kidneycareuk.org]www.kidneycareuk.org[/url])[/p][p][br][/p][p]Having only started running approximately a year ago to lose weight, I am happy that I have now lost over two stone (but still have some way to go!!) and have become somewhat fitter and healthier, but the thought of running a marathon is extremely daunting!![/p][p][br][/p][p]The more funding that is received by this great charity the greater support that can be offered and so please spread the word by sharing this with your friends and family. Many thanks in advance for your generosity and support.[/p]

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Supporters

Mar 3, 2020

Nathan Desmond

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2020

Anonymous

Our lives are affected daily by this issue . Happy to support such a worthwhile cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020

Sarah Taylor

Matt know you will smash it as you've certainly put 110% into your training. Good luck from everyone at Taylor-Fit Pilates.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2020

Emma Higgins

Good luck Matt. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy every step!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 4, 2020

Cath and Nick

Good luck Matt! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2020

Gareth Young

Wishing you the best of luck Matt!, you’ve got this!😃👍💪🏻

Jan 31, 2020

Jon+Maria.

Good luck

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 26, 2020

Bev.

Good luck with it Matt! Well done! Bev xx

£10.00

Jan 26, 2020

Jo Scully

Good Luck Matt & well done 😊

£10.00

Jan 26, 2020

Helen and John

Good luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid