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Mike Reed

Mike Reed's fundraising page

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][b]UPDATE: I did it! Thank you so much to everyone for the support and sponsorship. You’ve been amazing – my target got beaten, then smashed, then left in the dust. That’s a fabulous amount to donate to a truly inspiring charity, staffed by dedicated, highly skilled people. [/b][/p][p][b]Most of all, you’ve helped give countless children a much better start in life than they’d have had otherwise. Thank you. (And feel free to keep donating if you’d like to – this page will be open for a while!)[/b][/p][p]----------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]I’m running the Marathon after a lifetime’s non-sporty-ness. I hated cross-country at school (I hated all sports at school), but decided it was time to start moving again last year. [/p][p]Then I got an email from ICAN, about running the Marathon. I almost deleted it instantly, then thought: why not? [/p][p]ICAN is a fantastic charity, as I know first hand – I did some work for them a few years back. As part of that, I visited their school in Surrey, where specialist teachers and therapists support and educate children with a huge range of communication disabilities. Have a look at my blog (links below) for more on this.[/p][p]Children with these speech and language problems can struggle desperately in the early years, especially as they are often undiagnosed – with devastating long-term consequences. [/p][p]I’m also conscious that ICAN is still not well-known enough. I’m pleased to be helping support, and spread the word about, a really fantastic organisation that deserves a much higher profile.[/p][p]So please give me a hand and sponsor as much as you can. It will ALL go to ICAN – Virgin don’t take any fees for this page.[/p][p]You can also keep up with my progress on the blog. [/p][p]Thanks to everyone who’s already donated, and to you if you’re about to![/p][p]Cheers[/p][p]Mike[/p]

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Jun 26, 2013


Thank you so much Rosemary, fellow Groucho chorister!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 30, 2013

Rob Coke

Well done Mike!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2013

Maggie & Dave Webb

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2013

Lauren Manning

Well done Mike, you did it! Wendy's turn next year!! What a great effort best wishes from Paul, Lauren, Callum Doms and Bingley x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2013


Watched part of the race from Tower Bridge. Inspiring and fun at the same time. Well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2013


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2013

Simon Brown

I lied when I said I'd double it. I think 4.5 hours deserves a triple. Amazing. Congratulations.

£52.00 plus £13.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2013

Ben Terrett

Well done Mike!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2013

Annabel Hay

Well done Mike. X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2013

Johnny Cullen

Good luck tomorrow Mike! All the best and see you soon

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid