Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Sean & Louise's fundraising page

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[p][/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 112px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Well! That's Louise and mine's 14th Great North Run completed today. Another fantastic day.... a bit too hot to beat our PBs from last year but one PB that we have well and truly smashed this year is our fundraising total (for Fight for Sight for Ben Preston).[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 112px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We have had fantastic support so far, but really hope we can keep going and raise more than £1500 by the end of the weekend.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 112px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We would like to thank Ben's close and extended family and friends for their wonderful support, and we would also like to say a huge thank you to our own supporters who support us year after year, no matter what charity we run for. You are all amazing people who really do change lives and without which there would be no point us running.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 112px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Thank you all ever so much[lt]/div[gt][p][b]UPDATE:[/b][/p][p][b]Well! That's our 14th Great North Run completed today. Another fantastic day.... a bit too hot to beat our PBs from last year but one PB that we have well and truly smashed this year is our fundraising total (for Fight for Sight for Ben Preston).[/b][/p][p][b]We have had fantastic support so far, but really hope we can keep going and raise more than £1500 by the end of the weekend. [/b][/p][p][b]We would like to thank Ben's close and extended family and friends for their wonderful support, and we would also like to say a huge thank you to our own supporters who support us year after year, no matter what charity we run for. [/b][/p][p][b]You are all amazing people who really do change lives and without which there would be no point us running.Thank you all ever so much.[/b][/p][p][b] Thank you for visiting our GNR fundraising page.[/b][/p][p][b]Sean & Louise xxx[/b][/p][p][/p] [p]Hi Everyone,[/p][p]Well, it’s here again!  Sunday 7[sup]th[/sup] September 2014 will be our 14[sup]th[/sup] consecutive Great North Run and this year we are raising money for [b]Fight for Sight[/b] for Louise’s friend’s son, Ben.[/p] [p]Ben was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease last year at the age of 8.  Stargardt’s is a genetically inherited eye disease which affects the macula, a part of the retina at the back of the eye which gives us central vision and the ability to see detail.  It shows up in childhood or early adult life and is a form of macular degeneration.* At present there is no treatment and no cure.[/p] [p]The condition means that Ben is losing his central vision and so the lack of treatments means finding one is vital.  However [b]Fight for Sight[/b] has funded two projects at the University of Oxford investigating gene therapy.  Researchers have identified the faulty gene and Professor Robert MacLaren has developed a gene replacement therapy for patients with Stargardt’s Disease for which he has received an award from the Medical Research Council to take through to clinical trials.*  Treatment may only be years away rather than decades, but there’s so much more to be done.[/p] [p]Ben is a lovely bright 9 year old and a budding scientist himself.  By raising money to fund this type of research, we hope that Ben and other sufferers of eye diseases will one day get the treatment they need to see clearer, and be better equipped to reach their full potential.[/p] [p][b]Fight for Sight[/b][b] [/b]have been funding research into blindness and eye disease for more than 40 years.  Please give them and us your support.  We say this every year, but you’ve helped us raise thousands of pounds for charity.  Together we do make a difference.[/p] [p]Virgin Money Giving is 100% not for profit.  Your donations will be quickly processed and passed to Fight for Sight and any gift aid will be claimed on the charity's behalf where eligible (if you’re a tax payer that means another 25% goes to the Charity).[/p] [p]Thank you for your generosity no matter how big or small.[/p] [p]Sean & Louise xxx[/p] [p][i]*Source: Fight for Sight website.[/i][/p]

Supporters


Oct 7, 2014

Chris L

Well done Sean and Louise

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2014

Mark Hudson

Very best wishes for this really worthy cause.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Sep 15, 2014

Colin (CRS Insurance Services)

Ah Brilliant amount raised. Well done to you both.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 15, 2014

Lesley and Geoff

Well done!! See you both soon so we can hear about your triumph

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2014

Anonymous

Well done yet again - I'll beat you next year

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 12, 2014

Anonymous

Well done both of you x

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 12, 2014

Anonymous

Well done you two! Good luck Ben

£10.00

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Sep 11, 2014

Chelle

Well done to you both, so proud of you. Good luck to Ben & his family.

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Sep 10, 2014

Anonymous

Well done

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 9, 2014

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid

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