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Rachel Bowker

Running the distance of 5 Marathons in 5 Days

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]My mum, Julie Pickles, was diagnosed with ocularmelanoma, a rare form of eye cancer, in 2014. The cancer spread to her liver and she sadly died in September 2016, aged 61. [/p][p]I want to raise funds for our local Cancer Support Charity - Bosom Friends. They are in the final stages of completing a new Cancer Support Centre in Barnoldswick. The centre will be used for Cancer Support Meetings and Social Meetings and will have Holistic Therapy Rooms. This is a much needed resource for our local area. Bosom Friends offer practical, financial and emotional support. THE CHARITY IS RUN SOLELY THROUGH VOLUNTEERS. They are truly amazing! [/p][p]My intention is to run the 220km EcoVia route across the Algarve. The route spans the width of Portugal from the most westerly point of mainland Europe to the Spanish border. I intend to run the route over 5 consecutive days. This is the equivalent average distance of at least full marathon a day! (The furthest I have run up to this point is a half marathon) The challenge will begin on the 25th October 2018! [/p][p]If you choose to donate and Bosom Friends has been there for you, your family or friends, would you please comment (if you don't want to comment please just put a love heart) this will help my friends from farther a field understand why Bosom Friends is so important to our community. [/p][p]Thank you x[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

25 Oct 2018


Barnoldswick And Earby Bosom Friends

Barnoldswick And Earby Bosom Friends



Ken and Miriam (Mixer and Swahili Swinger

It's an amazing challenge Rachel. It will be tough but it looks like you will have loads of support along the way. We will be away so can't be there to cheer you on. Good luck

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Steve S

Rachel, both you & Marc are amazing people. We wish you every success in this amazing journey & I hope to be with you to run the full 220 metres through Albufeira ;-) If you're lucky I might do a bit more as I cheer you on. Love Steve, Sally and Girls xx




Good Luck Rachel, I did one marathon earlier this year, can't quite imagine doing 5, but if you've trained for it I'm sure you'll smash it. LJx (Lindsay Bann)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck!



Beverley Gittoes

Respect Rachel such a difficult challenge but a very worthwhile cause. All of us have been touched by the dreaded C I wish you every success in both your challenge and your fundraising. Am sure you have the determination to complete it Beverley Xxx




I lost my Papa to Cancer 6 years ago this week Rachel, so know what a worthy cause you are running for. I'll be with you in spirit all the way. You are an inspiration. Go Girl! Xx







Proud of you!



Emma Ayling

Good Luck Rachel, you will be amazing i am sure! Xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Rachel xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid