Shena Kozuba-Kozubska

Shena Kozuba-Kozubska

London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p] Thanks to you all we have raised nearly £3000 for each charity just a bit more and we’ll have made it! I’m going to do the last remaining 6+ miles so let’s just go for it!![/p][p]30 years ago, I ran the London Marathon in 4 hours to raise money for the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. I had suffered a serious fractured skull leading to a brain haemorrhage and lost my job, but thanks to the MDIRF I was given time to recover and work again. With only snail mail and many, many friends and family we raised £6,000![/p][p]I swore I would never do it again, but fast forward 30 years, and I’m in and revving up to London Marathon October 3rd 2021! [/p][p]The reason for this madness is to raise money to support the charities that saved my life and helped my recovery after another accident! 5 years ago this year, I fell from a stationary bomb proof horse - if there is such a thing! I had stopped to let a car pass and the next thing I knew was waking up in ICU 4 weeks later. Although no one saw what happened, I received crush injuries to my rib cage, spine, pelvis and internal organs, resulting in losing a kidney.[/p][p]Thanks to the quick arrival of the Paramedics and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance I was flown to Southampton General on a red alert. It was touch and go for some time but as soon as I came round, it was game on! By then, I had been moved to Salisbury Odstock hospital and once out of ICU, I moved wards so that I had access to Horatio’s Garden.[/p][p]For those who don’t know of Horatio’s Gardens, they are being set up at hospitals around the UK by a charity founded by the parents of Horatio Chapple, in memory of their son who was tragically killed. Horatio was a young man who spent much time as a volunteer with the patients in Odstock, wheeling them outside to benefit their recovery. (Read the full, moving story on their website.) For me, the garden was somewhere I longed to spend time, eventually in the wheelchair, then practicing walking. [/p][p]A year and a day before my accident, my sister Danuta and I lost our elder sister Joanna to Motor Neurone Disease. It is the most devastating disease, and I will also be running (or more to the point tottering!) to raise funds for more research. This disease is no respecter of people, and any one of us could be struck down with it. [/p][p]So please support these amazing charities, and with the help of this page and social media, let’s raise at least as much as I did 30 years ago![/p]
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Nov 8, 2021

Tessa Clarke

Well done you. Great huge effort


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2021

Charlotte Wheeler

Well done Shena, great effort x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2021

Sue Jones

A fantastic achievement.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2021

Sylvia Thomas

Oct 15, 2021



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2021

Shena Kozuba-Kozubska

That’s it!!


Oct 14, 2021

Shena Kozuba-Kozubska

Money raised off line! Still a little more to follow!!


Oct 11, 2021


Dear Shena, Sorry this is late, well done you. Mary Morrison


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2021

Valerie W

Well done Shena we are all very proud of you.


plus £10.47 Gift Aid

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