Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

TJ Marathons for Arthritis Action....

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In April 2016 I'll be attempting to run my first (and let’s face it, probably last) marathon in aid of Arthritis Action.[/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]Some of you may know I have a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). AS is a form of arthritis that makes the vertebrae in my spine fuse together, permanently. Fortunately only a few of them have fused so far, so I still have relatively good movement. I'd been suffering for over 10 years until properly diagnosed, sometimes not even able to get out of bed. Finding it difficult to walk, struggling to get out of a car or missing 5-a-side 1 week out of 2 affected me psychologically too - it was pretty hard for a chap in his mid-20's to take. [/p] [lt]p class="p1"[gt]Being properly diagnosed and educated was a real turning point - I was put on the right anti-inflammatories which meant I could exercise. More exercise in turn meant less pain - running is a major part of keeping my AS under control. Everything is much better by slightly tweaking things I do every day. If I'd known this 10 years ago, I'd have missed out on a lot less. [/p] [p]This type of education and support is what Arthritis Action focus on - teaching people with arthritis how to manage pain and live fuller lives. In April next year I'm pleased to say that I will be Arthritis Action's first ever London Marathon runner.[/p] [p]Your donation is very much appreciated by both myself and Arthritis Action![/p] [p]https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/[/p] [p]Tom[/p]

Supporters


Jun 4, 2016

Keith & Mary

Well done Thomas

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2016

Anonymous

Nice one mate - sterling effort!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2016

Anonymous

Well done - you've earned a free Zan Fish at the next home game ;)

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 24, 2016

Anonymous

Well done on running the marathon Tom!


Apr 23, 2016

PQ

Smash it son. Smash it like I smashed yer maw


Apr 23, 2016

Anonymous

Running? You've changed, man. Next you'll be eating salad. Good luck!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2016

Anonymous

Good Luck TJ

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2016

Lucy Scott

Good luck Tom! Look forward to the tasty special brew you'll enjoy afterwards :D xxx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2016

Anonymous

Good luck mate!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2016

Helen B

Donating a bit more because I think you're so inspirational :) Good luck! Xx

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid

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