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Will Hardy

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]By running in the Virgin London Marathon, I am raising money for Heart Research UK in memory of close family friend, Darrell 'Dudley' Freeland.[/p][p]I'd known Darrell since I was 12. Wherever we were, at the game, or just out and about, Duds would always look out for us kids and take us under his wing, making sure that we were safe. [/p][p]Not only did I watch football with Dudley, we formed one of Bracknell's most sensational strike partnerships in a charity football match. Duds scored a goal but in his exhuberance turned around to celebrate and rolling his ankle, causing him to be substituted and sent off to hospital, resulting in home being on crutches and tragically cutting short what could have been the ultimate little and large combination.[/p][p]Duds became a very close friend of the family and we continued to socialise together. Trips included going up to Leeds to watch the rugby, spending Christmas together, going on pub crawls together, helping to run beer festivals at the football club, going to karaoke nights and getting to know him more and more on a personal level. Sadly, Dudley lost his battle after a a third round of major heart surgery, aged 43, in April 2019.[/p][p]I am raising money for this incredible charity due to their work in pioneering medical research, ground breaking training and education; their driven advancements in prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease; and giving doctors unique opportunities to gain the latest skills, knowledge and hands on experience.[/p]
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Supporters

Feb 9, 2020

Anonymous

You can do it William!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 22, 2020

Kyle

Godspeed.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2020

Ruth

good luck ...and no sneaking off and catching the bus ! haha

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Karen Edgson

Good Luck Will!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Andover Galaxy FC

Good luck mate

£50.00

Jan 16, 2020

Adam Law

Good Luck Will Hardy!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2020

Roland

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Dec 4, 2019

Lynsey

Great cause, I worked with Duds in The Cannie many moons ago. He was a lovely bloke. Good luck in the marathon, I’m sure he’d be very proud of you for doing this.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 8, 2019

Chrissie Twigg-Stewart

Good luck Will. My brother was friends with Dudley too and and he was obviously much loved and missed. Nice one mate. Chrissie

£10.00

Nov 7, 2019

John Mac

I miss him every day. You're doing such a wonderful thing, I'll be there to support you

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid