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Steve Platt

2012 in 2012: Whizz-Kidz

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][b]2012 miles in 2012[/b][/p] [p]Ten years ago, at the age of 73, my dad climbed Kilimanjaro on a fundraising trek for the disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz. I met him on the way down and having climbed the mountain myself at a much younger age I’ve always been in awe of his achievement. An active sportsman all his life (he ran his first 5k race – for a children’s hospice – on the spur of the moment in 2007), he became a prolific charity fundraiser in his later years.[/p] [p]My dad died last year and to mark his memory I’ve set myself an Olympic-year challenge to run 2012 miles in a series of events in 2012. This page is for donations to Whizz-Kidz.[/p] [p]The events I'm running include the 100-mile Ultra Tour of the Lake District, which starts on the same evening as the Olympics opening ceremony, and a six-day, 156-mile stage race starting at Robert the Bruce’s cave in Scotland and finishing at Ruthin Castle in North Wales. If I get my timing right – and my legs hold up – I’ll complete the 2,012th mile as I cross the finishing line in the New York marathon in November.[/p] [p]This is my personal Olympic Gold Challenge in aid of children who face much bigger challenges in life. I'm going to be helped along the way by a number of people, perhaps the most important being my sister Chris, who'll be doing a lot of the really hard work of fundraising. We’ll be grateful for any support – nothing’s too small.[/p] [p][i]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/i][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2012



Dec 22, 2012

Colin Harris

Fantastic effort Steve, hope you enjoy your last race of the year.

£20.12 plus £5.03 Gift Aid

Dec 22, 2012

Geoffrey Dudley

Good Luck & Happy Christmas


Dec 21, 2012

Sharon and Tom

Wow Steve so proud of you! Fantastic! Big love to all the family and Up The Vale!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 18, 2012

neet neilson

well done fellow marcothoner

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 16, 2012

Afternoon tea @ Delilah's

Mrs. P. makes exceedingly good cakes


Dec 16, 2012

Joan Kelsall


Dec 16, 2012

Pat price

love mother P

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 29, 2012


Congratulations on a fantastic effort from all the staff at Reef TV


Nov 29, 2012

Paul Hanrahan Reef TV

Well Done Rachel's Dad a truly brilliant effort for a fantastic charity.... not far to go now keep running..........

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Nov 26, 2012

Lucy Underwood

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid