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iain mcdonald

iain mcdonald's Wegener's fundraising page

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My story

<p>Thanks for visiting my page.</p> <p>I am taking part in the 2011 L&rsquo;etape du tour on 11th July to increase awareness of Wegener&rsquo;s Granulomatosis and to raise donations for the work of the Wegener&rsquo;s Trust, based at St Thomas' Hospital, London. <a href="http://wegeners.org.uk/">http://wegeners.org.uk/</a></p> <p>Wegener&rsquo;s Granulomatosis&nbsp;is a very rare autoimmune disease that develops as a result of inflammation in the blood vessels and can affect many different organs. The cause of the condition is unknown. Our lives changed when my wife Anne was diagnosed with Wegener&rsquo;s Granulomatosis in September 2009. The Wegener&rsquo;s Trust is focused on furthering understanding of the condition and researching potential new treatments. Your donation will prove particularly effective in that it will go straight to researchers working on&nbsp;Wegener&rsquo;s Granulomatosis under the umbrella of Guy&rsquo;s and St Thomas&rsquo; Charity; there are no admin costs for the Wegener&rsquo;s Trust to bear.</p> <p>L'etape du tour&nbsp;is a 109 km cycle event taking in some historic Alpine climbs of the Tour de France. Starting from Modane Valfr&eacute;jus&nbsp;the course first goes over Col du T&eacute;l&eacute;graph (1566m), then Col du Galibier (2556m). After the descent to Le Bourg d'Oisans the route goes uphill again for 14km (average gradient 7.9%) towards the finish, via 21 famous hairpin turns, at the mythic Alpe d'Huez&nbsp;(1850m). <a href="http://www.letapedutour.com/">http://www.letapedutour.com/</a></p> <p>By sponsoring me through Virgin Money Giving your donation will be quickly processed. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p>

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Personal Challenge Date

11 Jul 2011


Aug 29, 2011

Heather Climson

I've been trying to get your sponsor page for weeks! H x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2011


Dad would have been very proud.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2011


Well done. Hope things get better John

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2011


Wel done! King of the mountains!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2011


Rather you than us - hope it went well!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2011


look forward to seeing you back on a tennis court (in one piece)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2011


Hope it all goes well Iain. Great cause and important to raise awareness


Jul 10, 2011


Careful with those drugs!! All the best!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2011

Laura Wallace

Good luck Iain! What an amazing thing to do!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2011


The flying Strathavonian takes to the Alps...good luck and best wishes for a fantastic tour Iain..what a great cause! Gerry & Oonagh

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid