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Richard Vennard

London Marathon

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]Elsie Elizabeth Wareing, born 19th March 2016. [/p][p]Our first Grandchild, talk about excited grandparents, that was us. Unfortunately, just over 12 months ago Elsie was admitted to hospital suffering from infantile fits. After an agonising few days, the diagnosis was Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.[/p][p]TSC is a complicated genetic condition. Children with TSC can have growths in their brain, heart, eyes, kidneys, lungs etc. They can also have epilepsy, Learning disabilities, autism, spectrum disorder and renal problems. The condition is highly unpredictable, some children have few symptoms, others are severely affected, but symptoms may become more apparent as the child grows older. It is the uncertainty of outcome that makes this condition even more difficult to cope with.[/p][p]Tough times for those involved, but life goes on and somehow, we adjust and cope. Elsie is progressing well, and developing into her own special character![/p][p]But why run a Marathon? Well, I have always promised myself I would (not that I am any sort of runner) and if I did I wanted it to be London, but never really got around to doing anything about it. Frances (Elise’s mum) has used the Tuberous Sclerosis Association for support and information, and sent me the link to the website, which I browsed for information. Then I thought perhaps I would make a donation or help raise awareness, and went to the fund raising pages… ooh look, challenge events, wonder what they have there…. So I applied with no expectation whatsoever. To my shock I was accepted. Three months into training I am wondering what the hell I was thinking. But I now have a GPS watch and go faster shoes…..![/p][p]The TSA provides vital practical support for families and funds research to find a cure for this condition. More information can be found at [url=http://www.tuberous-sclerosis.org/]http://www.tuberous-sclerosis.org/[/url] [/p][p]So, if you can afford to do so, please help motivate me to plod 26 or so miles around London in April by donating towards my fundraising target. [/p][p]Many Thanks[/p][p]Richard [/p]
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Lyndsey R

Huge congratulations on your amazing time and fund raising for such a great cause!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nick Smith

Well done Richard, congratulations on the fundraising.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Martin Chivers

£42.00 plus £10.50 Gift Aid



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nicola Williams

Fantastic achievement!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Col Toohey

Great work Richard.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid




Nicola Strong

Well done Richard. Now for some well deserved R&R.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Well done Dad! Great effort!



Kate S

Best of Luck Richard and enjoy a well earned rest afterwards! -)

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