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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson'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>Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my chosen charity, the Andi Bull Cancer Trust. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organization and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this (usually UK resident). I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p> <p><strong>Why this charity?</strong></p> <p>Andi Bull battled valiantly with cancer&nbsp;for more than 4 years. At the age of 25 he lost that&nbsp;battle. However, Andi's&nbsp;legacy&nbsp;lives on. His&nbsp;positive attitude in the face of great personal adversity&nbsp;is an inspiration and example to all of us. And&nbsp;before he left us&nbsp;he established the Andi Bull Cancer Trust (see <a href="http://www.andibull.org.uk/">http://www.andibull.org.uk/</a>) which aims to&nbsp;help young people&nbsp;suffering from cancer and&nbsp;undergoing prolonged treatment. Andi is a distant family relative - my brother's wife's cousin. I never actually met the guy but&nbsp;those that did&nbsp;were better for it.&nbsp;By&nbsp;sponsoring me for this run you will help others&nbsp;win the battle that Andi lost.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why&nbsp;this event?</strong></p> <p>Grete's Gallop Half Marathon&nbsp;in Central Park, New York City was&nbsp;on October 1, 2011. I finished 8th of 4957 runners in 1:11:21&nbsp;(see picture left taken mid-race).&nbsp;Two years ago I ran this same race established in honor of Grete Waitz, one of the greatest female athletes of all time. After completing that race&nbsp;I got to meet the unassuming&nbsp;Grete who unbeknown to all but a few&nbsp;was battling with cancer. Just&nbsp;like Andi she lost the battle in April 2011 (see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/apr/21/grete-waitz-obituary">http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/apr/21/grete-waitz-obituary</a>). And just like&nbsp;Andi in her last years, Grete&nbsp;worked tirelessly for the Norwegian cancer charity Aktiv Mot Kreft (Active Against Cancer).&nbsp;So how&nbsp;appropriate&nbsp;I thought that I raise money for the&nbsp;Andi Bull Cancer Trust by running this event.</p>

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Oct 2011


Oct 31, 2011

Dorothy Ngwira

Well done Paul.


Oct 7, 2011

Paul Broom

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2011

The Cranagaratnams

Great cause - hope you reach to that goal!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2011

Mika Kume

ahh.. hope it's not too late. Well done Paul. Great run as usual!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2011


Good run today!


Sep 30, 2011

Lin & Bob

Good luck Paul we are very proud of you it is for a very good cause

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2011


Good luck in the race, Paul!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 26, 2011

Gill and Mark

Should be a walk in the park for you but all for a good cause.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2011

Alan Ruben


Sep 23, 2011

Andre Khor

Good luck Paul !! Happy running :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid