Worthington 500k's fundraising page

Debbie Worthington
Joe Worthington



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Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]In 2015 Debbie and Joe set out to run 500k in timed events and to raise £10,000 for the MS Trust. It was a long way and a lot of money, but after 10 years of Debbie living well with Multiple Sclerosis, we wanted to say thank you to the charity that trains MS nurses in the UK.[/p][p]Our challenge saw us taking part in races all around the UK including Loch Ness, Edinburgh, around the Yorkshire Region and chasing a train through Wales, before ending the year with a 10k run in Barcelona on New Year’s Eve. By the time we crossed the finish line for the last time in 2015, we had raced over 720km, raised awareness of the MS Trust and staying healthy with MS and, with our friends, raised over £14,500.[/p][p]In 2016 Joe ran the London Marathon raising over £1000 and Debbie didn't let a broken arm stop her from running the Great North Run, raising another £1000 for the MS Trust.[/p][p]2017 saw the new challenge of the Summer Streak, where we ran at least a mile every day through July and August, incorporating some new races and old favourites. Again we were joined by like minded friends and raised another £1000. Joe has continued his streak and continues to run every day.[/p][p]The surprise success of our fundraising has been the sale of our handmade Ackworth Road Runners Bobble hats; these have been so popular that the knitting machine (a.k.a Debbie's Mum) has been kept busy for over two years, changed colours for other running clubs and raised over £2000! [/p][p]The running continued in 2018 with Debbie's first marathon and ultra marathons for us both. The 100km Race to the Stones Ultra in July was our biggest challenge to date, closely followed by the Loch Ness and Athens marathons. Continuing to challenge ourselves and support the MS Trust has taken our fundraising total to over £21,000.[/p][p]2019 has been a quieter one for Debbie, but Joe has continued his running streak and tackled his first 60 mile ultra. For fundraising, Endure 24 was a great event with friends, family and colleagues sponsoring a 5 mile lap; both of us clocked up 55 miles on the hottest weekend of the year![/p][p]2020 marks 15 years since Debbie's diagnosis, so we had big ideas for races and fundraising... and then the unexpected hit and we headed for lockdown to protect Debbie due to her being more vulnerable as a result of MS. With all races cancelled, fundraising and awareness has gone virtual... [/p][p]We held a hugely popular virtual Be Bold In Blue quiz during lockdown and have since taken part in the Great North Run Solo challenge (to log 40 runs before the big day) and the Virtual GNR too. Joe will also tackle the Hardmoors 60 miler again this year, followed closely by the Virtual London Marathon to complete his 100 miles for the MS Trust in September.[/p][p]We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us since 2015, we couldn’t have done it without you. Your generosity has enabled the MS Trust to train eight new nurses so far and support the 100,000 people living with MS in the UK.[/p][p]Wish us luck![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2019



Jun 9, 2021

Janet Barr

Hope this helps xx


plus £62.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2021


Thank you for donating your Hardmoors winnings Helen!


May 18, 2021


Thank you for your Hardmoors donation Chris!


Apr 25, 2021


Well done Joe and Debbie


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2021


Forgot to guess in time, but well done to you both xx


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Apr 24, 2021

Mark Leadbeater

Good look Joe and Debbie sure you will be both amazing 😁👊💪


plus £1.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2021

Helen W

Good luck!! I'm sure you will be fabulous xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2021

Elizabeth Hull

Good luck to you both on your latest adventure xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2021

Mike Higgitt

Donation to cover my guess plus a bit


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2021

Liane Warren

Have a brilliant time you two x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Debbie Worthington

Debbie Worthington

Joe Worthington

Joe Worthington

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