Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Great North Run

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]We did it!!![/b][/p][p]Our 18th GNR now completed and it all went well. Another hot day in the North East despite the breeze so made full use of the showers en route. Despite Louise's lack of training and starting further back (took her 23 mins just to get to the start line!) she finished in time to see the end of the Red Arrows display in South Shields, taking 02:16:24. Sean was fortunate enough to get a new course best time of 01:31:48 which he was very pleased with. It was good to see all the other runners back in the Parkinson's UK charity tent where we were able to get some much needed refreshments including a little post race leg massage.[/p][p]We are so pleased we've raised so much money in memory of Louise's Dad and we can't thank you all enough. It makes all the training, travelling and then the actual run so worth while. Thank you so much :-)[/p][p]******************[/p][p]Hi Everyone[/p][p]Oh no! Our 18th Great North Run is on Sunday 9th September. Louise’s dad, Brian, sadly lost his fight against Parkinson’s disease in January, so despite a recent back injury Louise has been receiving last minute physio for, we will both be running in his memory and raising money for [b]Parkinson’s UK[/b].[/p][p]The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's in the UK is about 145,000. That's around 1 adult in every 350. Most people diagnosed are 50+ but it can affect younger people too. An ex colleague of Louise’s was diagnosed when he was 8 years old. Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.*[/p][p]Symptoms vary greatly from person to person, so it might not be a slight tremor, short shuffling steps, painful rigidity or a lack of movement you notice first. It affects the facial muscles so it could be a loss of facial expressions, language, difficulty when swallowing food, sleeping problems, nightmares, anxiety or depression.* Throughout the 8 years since his diagnosis, Dad suffered from all of these symptoms.[/p][p]There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition. [b]Parkinson’s UK[/b] is working hard to develop new and better treatments - and one day a cure.[/p][p]Let’s help make that happen![/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is 100% not for profit. Your donations will be quickly processed and passed to [b]Parkinson’s UK [/b]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]For the 18th time, thank you for your generosity no matter how big or small.[/p][p]Sean & Louise xxx[/p][p][i]* Parkinson’s UK website[/i][/p]
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Supporters


Oct 17, 2018

Sean

Hope this helps to making a difference to all those sadly affected by Parkinson's Disease.

£125.00

plus £31.25 Gift Aid


Sep 26, 2018

Anonymous

£10.00


Sep 24, 2018

Daine

All at 2 magpies

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 24, 2018

Brian G

Late as usual, that's me not you. Well done you two. How many more are you planning to do?

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2018

Anonymous


Sep 17, 2018

Nigel Yardley

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2018

Andrew

Well done again, great effort and both of you 1st Macc Harriers home in your respective cats.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 10, 2018

Jeanette

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 9, 2018

Lesley and Geoff

Well done. We're proud of you!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 9, 2018

Kerry Cannell

Good luck guys! xx

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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