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Richard Rees

Running to ease a headache

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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]Thanks for coming to my fundraising page. [/p][p]My cousin, John Mathews, had recently retired from a long and distinguished career as a rheumatologist at St Thomas' Hospital in London and went on a trip around South East Asia with his wife, Wendy. When he returned he didn't feel quite right and had some unusual symptoms. He rapidly deteriorated and almost two years ago to the day of the Marathon, John died of pneumococcal meningitis.[/p][p]Although initially having a place in last year's race, alongside his daughter Cathy and son Colin, I had to defer my entry due to injury. This year I'm fighting fit and training is going very well, despite a lot of on-calls, weekends at work and two young and tiring children![/p][p]Meningitis is still a devastating disease. I'm currenlty working in infectious diseases and meningitis is seen in every hospital around the country - survival rates are improving but it still regularly kills or leaves survivors disfigured. Just a few weeks ago a 19 year old girl died within 24 hours of feeling unwell at our hospital.[/p][p]As a future neurologist I will continue to be involved in the management of patients, young or old, male or female, from every walk of life who are affected by this devastating disease, and I would love it if you could give generously to help fund research so that prevention and treatment are ever more successful.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p][/p][p]Richard[/p][p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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May 4, 2015


£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2015

Linda and Spencer

Splendid effort. Congratulations from your admiring cousins.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2015


Well done mate!

£26.38 plus £6.60 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2015

Andrew Kitchner

Well done Dr Rees!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2015

Jonathan Walters

Well done.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015


Well done Richard! Great achievement x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015

Edward, Patricia and Orla Rees

Well done Richie. Was good to see you running and finishing in such an excellent time!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015

Susannah, Richard, Bethan, Sophie and Alfie

Good luck Rich. Enjoy the run.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2015


Good Luck from the Bodnitz's

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid