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The Rowntrees' Rumble to the Coast

3 team members

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

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page![/p] [p]You may well know Jim Rowntree as a GP surgery reception manager, a police dog handler, a football coach, friend, neighbour, husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, brother in law, sports fan or one of a million other things. What you may not know is that Jim has [b]always[/b] wanted to run the Great North Run, but in the past has been hampered by dodgy knees brought on from years of football playing![/p] [p]Then in 2013, Jim was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in his hip and spine. He spent the best part of a year bedridden and went through chemo, radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant. At one point he struggled to sit upright for more than an hour or so and we wondered if he'd ever walk again.[/p] [p]We're grateful to say that Jim is now in remission, and although he can't walk too far, intensive physiotherapy at Marie Curie Newcastle means he can get up and about a bit and is back to a much much better quality of life. [/p] [p]However Jim still can't walk unsupported, and only manages very short distances even with sticks, meaning that his dream of completing a Great North Run for himself after cheering on various family members in the past, seemed pretty far fetched... [/p] [p]But his kids weren't having that.[/p] [p]So Jamie, who's run the Great North Run once before, and Ceryn, who'll be doing her third GNR, decided they would make his dream come true by pushing him from Newcastle to South Shield, all to raise funds for Marie Curie as the family's way of saying thank you![/p] [p]The idea of fancy dress is still in discussion (all ideas welcome!) and as for a target time, we're really just hoping to get around the whole course and down that big hill at the end without Jim freewheeling into the sea!![/p] [p]Thank you so much for visiting our page, and for anything and everything you're able to donate. We know firsthand just how much every single penny will mean to Marie Curie.[/p] [p]Thanks again, love,[/p] [p]The Rowntrees x[/p] [p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us 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. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Sep 29, 2017

John and Helen

Well done to the three of you. xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2017


Well done xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017

Joe Clark

Jim keep fighting mate looking good as a flower

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017


Well done team Rowntree - great effort. Hope you had a fabulous day xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017


Well done!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017


Sep 10, 2017


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017

Nicola A

Congratulations to all the Rowntrees, what an amazing achievement! You must all be so proud - very well done and good luck with the recovery! x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017

Jenny Peters

Ceryn and family - amazing effort for a great cause. Huge well done - hope you had fun too? Jenny xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017

The Dorners

An amazing achievement! Well done the Rowntrees xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

James Rowntree

James Rowntree

Ceryn Rowntree

Ceryn Rowntree

Jamie Rowntree

Jamie Rowntree