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


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


Oct 18, 2021

Alex Stewart

Sorry a bit late with the top-up. 57/48. Brilliant effort. What an adventure. Your mum will be very proud


Oct 17, 2021

Chris turberville

Wow an amazing achievement. Fantastic.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2021


So amazing!


Oct 14, 2021



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2021


Just amazing, well done.


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2021

Dunstable Christadelphian Church

Well done Will from Gracies church at Dunstable

Oct 11, 2021


Just read your story .. what an awesome challenge and I am sure you mum was with you at every stage


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2021

Sarah and Matt


Oct 9, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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