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Tim Lewis

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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]Update: September 12th: [/p][p]An eventful day at The Great North Run to say the least. At about 11 miles in, I was starting to struggle and I do not remember anything after that. I woke up an hour or so later in the medical tent. The medics told me I had got to the finish line and promptly passed out due to heat exhaustion. However, I am not convinced I made it to the end and believe I was some 500 yards out or so. Needless to say, I am devastated and can only apologise for what I see as a failure on my part. Especially after 9 months of hard training. [/p][p]I cannot thank you all enough for donating towards a cause so close to my heart. The one plus of the event (2, if you include the fact I was revived!) is that, with pending offline donations, we have raised over £1k for Parkinson's UK.[/p][p]On September 11th, I am planning to run the Great North Run to raise money for Parkinson's UK. [/p][p]In September 2012, my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Since her diagnosis, she has bravely attempted to continue doing the things she loves, such as arts, crafts and painting but I have seen how the disease has affected her movement and ability to do certain things. It is not only the motor symptoms (affecting movement) that affect sufferers but also the emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression. I have seen how the disease has affected her ability to eat in front of people as she feels so self conscious. Also, the perception of others' at the motor symptoms often leads to them mistakenly being accused of being drunk, being laughed at which causes further embarrassment. My wife's grandfather also passed away due to advanced Parkinson's and the severe symptoms he suffered from in later life were difficult to watch.[/p][p][/p][p]There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, although there is medication available that can help manage the disease. By donating, you will be helping Parkinson's UK make a difference to thousands of people with Parkinson's disease and, ultimately, find a cure. [/p][p][/p][p]Thank you![/p]

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Oct 10, 2016

Anonymous

Oct 3, 2016

Sheila Fellows

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2016

Catherine Turnock

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2016

Sam

Nice work mate, great effort!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2016

Nigel

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2016

Anonymous

What a great cause, good luck

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2016

James N

Good luck, imagine your being chased by bins, you'll win!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2016

Rob Maria Kate James and Elizabeth

Great cause Tim. Good Luck from the Jenkins'

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Aug 30, 2016

Matt Price

Run a few yards for my Dad please! Best of luck.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 30, 2016

Mum and Dad

Will be there in spirit cheering you on! Momma and Pompa would be so proud of you xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid