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Louise Chapman

Louise's London Marathon '18 Fundraising Page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially fatal asthma attack[/p][p]Every single day, the lives of 3 families are devastated by the death of a loved one from asthma[/p][p]Tragically, the majority of these deaths could be prevented with the right basic care. However, others still suffer with asthma so severe that current treatments don't work. This HAS to change...[/p][p]Having had asthma all my life, and have parents who also suffer- Asthma UK is a charity close to my heart.[/p][p]I started having asthma between the age of 9-12 months, but one of my earliest recollections of it being particularly bad was when I was about 6 and had an asthma attack. I don't remember much but remember shouting "Mummy I need my yellow asthma drink" (this was my asthma medicine) and the next thing I knew was that I was in hospital on a nebuliser. From then on, I have had a wide variety of treatments including more nebulisers, steroid treatment and inhalers. To keep my asthma under control I still have to take 2-3 types of inhaler daily, especially now I'm running in the cold British winter![/p][p]At school I always hated PE, and would use the 'excuse' of having asthma to get out of it at any given opportunity. I was the one who would struggle through the first half lap of cross-country, go and hide, and then get my class mates to tell me when it was the final half lap... With this in mind, I thought "What's the best way for someone who sometimes struggles to breathe and hates running to raise some money? Oh yeah... how about run a marathon?!"[/p][p]So here goes... [/p][p]I'm running the 2018 London Marathon as a personal challenge - it's something I'd always said I'd want to do but never thought I would; and to promote the fantastic work that Asthma UK do...[/p][p]Fund world class asthma research[/p][p]Campaign to improve the quality of care recieved by people with asthma[/p][p]Help hundreds of thousands of people a year with their expert advice and support[/p][p][br][/p][p]To find out more about Asthma UK, please visit www.asthma.org.uk[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for donating, Louise XXXX[/p][p][br][/p]

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Jun 7, 2018

Rita and Robert Kerr


Jun 4, 2018


Disco and coffee morning donations. Thank you so much to everyone for your support. xxx


May 29, 2018

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.


May 21, 2018


So proud of you Lou x

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2018

Yvonne Dale

Well done Louise, a massive achievement, and running for a such a worthy cause - congratulations xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2018

Kyle Awbery Elise Osborne

Well done Louise! Brilliant achievement! So proud of you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2018

Lauren and Ryan - From the cricket club lol

Well done you, what an amazing acheivement! You should be very proud of yourself xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Emily Sharples

Well done Lou! You smashed it. Emily xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Steph Samuel

Well done Louise!! You’ve done an amazing job with all your training and on the big day too! Lots of love Steph xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018


Well done Lou. Fantastic achievement. Love Dan and Em

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid