Virgin Money Giving | 48 Marathons, 48 Counties, 30 Days
William Goodge

William Goodge

48 Marathons, 48 Counties, 30 Days


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b][u]48/30 - 48 Marathons, in the 48 Counties of England, in 30 Days[/u][/b][/p][p]I didn't understand sadness or depression until my mum, Amanda passed away in January 2018. She was the healthy member of the family and yet she was the one who got cancer. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which she fought on more than one occasion. She was the most special person in my life and was taken from the world at just 53 leaving a husband and two boys behind. Myself, William, being one of them.[/p][p]Running became my therapy, with the happiest memory of my life being in August 2017. I never ran, I hated it, but decided to go for one for no reason at all. When I got back mum called and said she was in remission, the best feeling of my life. When she passed 5 months later I dealt with it by running and I still do. Emotion = Energy and I run on days where I miss her most. Christmas, Mothers Day, her birthday. It also gave me meaning to celebrate the strength she had as a person and a cancer sufferer. The physical pain I go through is insignificant compared to those suffering and not close to the mental suffering that affects the family and friends too. [/p][p]So I have done some running challenges to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, an amazing charity thats nurses helped Mum whilst at Bedford Hospital. 48/30 is the biggest and most challenging of my life. Most days will be double marathons, but it's all for an amazing cause and my reasoning is enough to get me through and hopefully raise money for Macmillan as well as shining a light on using pain for good. [/p][p]I will be covering the whole of England running a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in each of the 48 counties. I will be doing this in 30 days finishing at the official London Marathon - aptly Macmillan are the main charity sponsor. It will be a world record in Amanda Jayne Goodge's memory.[/p][p]I thank you for reading this passage and your interest in donating. This is my gift to my mum and she is with me every step of the way. Love you mum[/p][p][u]A message from Macmillan[/u][/p][p]We're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we're right there with you. [/p][p]For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit [/p][p]To give, fundraise or volunteer call 0300 1000 200 or visit [/p][p]We are a charity registered in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604).[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

04 Sep 2021


Nov 29, 2021


What a fantastic achievement. Well done

Nov 16, 2021

Saima K

An immensely moving story with immeasurable inspiration for mankind. Phenomenal achievement. Huge congratulations - sending love and blessings to you and all your family, particularly your mum. X


plus £2.62 Gift Aid

Nov 16, 2021



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 16, 2021

Anna Stocker

Only a v small donation but heard about you on Chris Evans' show, what an incredible feat and a beautiful story about your Mum; I lost mine too early too. Well done!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 16, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2021

Rob Sloman

Hi Will, Good to talk last night at Battersea Brewery after the run. Soo impressed by what you have achieved and for such a great cause. See you next Wednesday 👍

Nov 11, 2021

Emma Canning

From Emma Canning


Nov 2, 2021

Matthew reeder

Well done mate. Sorry it late I forgot about it!


Oct 28, 2021

Nobby Newman


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2021


Forever backing you and all the good that you do and put out into this world. Keep shining bright Goodge, your energy, determination and strength is inspiring. Big love x


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