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Rachel Bowker

Running the distance of 5 Marathons in 5 Days

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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


Nov 7, 2018


Congratulations. A fantastic achievement. Gail x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2018


Well done, I still think you’re mad!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 2, 2018

Arselicker and family

Well done rachel


Nov 1, 2018

Dont Call Me Shurley and Deisel Dyke

Forca! On, ON!


Nov 1, 2018

Daddy and Claire

Well done lass xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2018

Laura Taylor

You’re amazing! 😘

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2018

Beatty Earl

So proud of you. Well done See you soon

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2018

Barbara and Chris

Great achievement Rachel for an excellent cause. Your mum would be so proud.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2018

Bob and Mary Hamer

Well done Rachel. You smashed it ! Loved the daily updates on fb, it really made us feel part of it. We hope to run with you again soon on AH3. Best wishes to you, from Mary ( Spex) and Bob (Loud&Tasteless)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2018

Jack Diaz

Amazing Achievement Rachel. Well done Trevor and Vicki xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid