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Cabbie Goes Walking's fundraising page

1 team member

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt]Hi, I'm [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #0000ff;]Mark Anthony[/span] I've spent nearly 17 years as a [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]Cabbie[/span], sometimes spending upto [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]16+ hours plus per day[/span] behind the wheel.[/p] [lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt]As you can imagine this hasn't been good for my health as in the last few years I turned to eating [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]Fast Food for quickness[/span]. This has lead to me [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]developing Diabetes[/span] and [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]other ailments[/span] from eating Fast Food and lack of exercise.[/p] [lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt]I figured I had [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]2 options[/span], either sit and do nothing or [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]do something to help myself.[/span][/p] [lt]ol style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt] [lt]li style="box-sizing: border-box;"[gt]I decided that I would [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]take up walking[/span] as a gentle form of exercise.[/li] [lt]li style="box-sizing: border-box;"[gt]Healthy eating[/li] [lt]li style="box-sizing: border-box;"[gt]Doing something [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]I enjoy[/span] (I love taking photos so this tied in well with the walking)[/li] [lt]li style="box-sizing: border-box;"[gt]Cut my working hours down.[/li] [lt]li style="box-sizing: border-box;"[gt]Also find a way to [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]help encourage others[/span] to become healthier.[/li] [/ol] [lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt]Secondly I also decided that I would [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]complete a Challenge[/span], this will be to [span=box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffff00;]complete 1,000 walks within 5 years[/span]. This works out at an average of [span=box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffff00;]200 walks per year for the next 5 years[/span].[/p] [lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt]The walks will consist of at least [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]10,000 steps or over[/span] which in my case works out at [span=box-sizing: border-box; color: #ff0000;]around 5 miles per walk or more.[/span][/p][lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"[gt][span=box-sizing: border-box;][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt][b]I have chosen these charities because[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][ol][li][b]CANCER RESEARCH UK[/b].......My dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and given 6 months to live, he was offered the chance of an operation which he took. This gave him an extra 8 years. The time we all got to spend with him during these years were very precious. Hopefully the work that is carried out through CANCER RESEARCH UK will help find a cure or better treatments. Most people are touched by this horrible disease at sometime in their lives, whether it be themselves or close friends and family. Lets help end the misery of this disease.[/li][li][span=font-size: 14px;][b]DIABETES UK[/b] .........I have chosen this charity as I am now a Diabetic, my dad and Auntie also had it. I also know a lot of others with the condition. Again I'm sure most of you know of someone who is affected by this condition so please donate to help find a cure.[/span][/li][li][span=font-size: 14px;][b]WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR[/b] ..........I have chosen this one as they help create those special memories that for the parents of seriously ill children.[/span][/li][li][span=font-size: 14px;][b]WOODLAND TRUST[/b].........I have chosen this one as I love walking out in Nature. The Woodland Trust helps to preserve this and plant new trees for future generations to enjoy. Without the great work these do our natural woods and forests would be a lot smaller and there would be less wildlife.[/span][/li][/ol]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Mar 2017

Charities

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

When You Wish Upon A Star

When You Wish Upon A Star

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

Supporters

18-Apr-2017

anne walton

good luck your photos are brilliant x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

11-Dec-2016

Anonymous

Good luck :-)

£1.00

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony