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Tim Arthur

London Marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So there is a heart-wrenching version to this story and a more mundane version. Let's get the tear-choker one out of the way.[/p][p]Version 1: In 1995, just three weeks after my baby daughter, Caitlin, was born I found out my beautiful young wife, Louise, had cancer. She had a rare form of cancer which had grown inside her sphenoid sinus (a sinus I'd never heard of before right in the middle of her head). By the time they found it it had already wrapped itself around her optical nerve and through the main vein supplying blood to the brain. During one brief ten minute consultation with a consultant we'd never met before our whole life was turned upside down. One minute we were two young, very in love, starry-eyed fools with a new child and a life of possibilities ahead of us, the next we were two heartbroken and desperate people holding on to each for dear life. Over the next six months I saw Louise go through major surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I saw her recover for long enough to see Caitlin learn to walk and talk, to be in her first nativity and sports day. Then one day it came back and this time there was no stopping it. She died on January 11th 2000, leaving a huge hole in everyone's life who knew her. Everyone is special but Louise was in that extra special category. She was full of grace. I'm running to help raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Every penny will help make young people's lives with cancer better and will got towards research which hopefully one day will stop anyone having to die from this terrible disease.[/p][p]Version 2: I'm 47. My beautiful baby daughter, is now a beautiful 22 year-old. I have a new amazing wife Amber who I love to bits. And I want to do something for myself. I want to prove to myself that I can actually achieve something like this, something as gruelling and mentally challenging and that in the process I can do something good, something which makes a difference to the world however small that difference might be. Every penny that you help me raise will go to an incredible cause so you can feel good about yourself without having to go through the hours and days of pounding the streets in rain, snow and sleet that I'm having to do to prepare for this ridiculous challenge. I'd be overwhelmed and incredibly grateful if you could give anything at all. Like I said, every little helps (wait has that been trademarked?) what I meant was, every pound makes a difference - not as snappy but you get the idea. Thanks.[/p][p]Tim [/p]

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Supporters

Apr 29, 2018

Bill P

Well done in making a difference! Bit of an extreme way to get a day working from home on the Monday though lol!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Rambo

Huge congrats Tim. Hope the aches and pains are subsiding!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

Dan

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

Matt White

Good luck Tim you crazy hero - double pledge if you do it dressed as Jimmy Savile just for lols

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2018

Daisy G

Go Tiger!! Who'd've thought - going from commentating on the Marathon to TAKING PART - amazeballs. GOOD LUCK!! Xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2018

Ged and Jo

Inspiring man. Good luck from us x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2018

Matt E

See you at the end for a beer!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2018

Jo B

Hope you have a great race Tim ! Will be cheering you over the finish line .

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2018

Julian Smith

Best of luck - enjoy it as much as you can!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid