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lukas Bates

London marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I have a place in the London marathon 2019 & I am going to attempt to break the record for the fastest marathon dressed as a landmark (Big Ben)! I have now manufactuered a Big Ben suit which comes in approximately 1.5 metres over my head. The current record is 3hours 34 minutes and 34 second and can be viewed below: [url=http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/375738-fastest-marathon-dressed-as-a-landmark-male]http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/375738-fastest-marathon-dressed-as-a-landmark-male[/url][/p][p]I have always wanted to attempt to break a world record and this should push be a great opportunity! [/p][p]I will be raising money for Alzheimers research UK. This charity is close to my heart as I have first hand experienced the effects of this to very close family members as they have battled with this disease. My Nanny (Pat Jackson) passed away last year after losing her battle with this, she had this horrible disease for many years and lost allot of who she was through this. I saw how this not only impacted on herself but also all of her close friends and family around her. This condition is still effecting other family members as my Grandma (Alex) is living and coping with this at her home in Bath. During my visits to see both Grandparents I have seen the deterioration and change in charexteristics and would be soo grateful for any and all donations to assist in the prevention and treatment of this illness for others going forward. [/p][p]It would mean the world to me any donations made and be really appreciated. [/p][p]... I hope you like my costume design .. I recently asked my Grandma in Bath what she thought of it ... she looked slightly confused and asked why I was a clock and had a little laugh! [/p][p]Thanks soo much [/p][p]Lukas (Big Ben) Bates x[/p]

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Apr 25, 2019

Martin Caroline and Family

What an amazing conquest, your going to be a world record breaker, brilliant!!!! Go smash it, all the best!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Will Offer

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2019

Roger and Tracy

Congratulations on raising so much for such a deserving cause. You have set yourself an amazing challenge so enjoy and stay safe Face your fears Live your dreams No Fear

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Kevin Robins

Good luck Lukas!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

The Grovers

Well done Lukas. A great cause. The Grovers (friends of your parents)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

Freddie and Janet

Lukas- good luck and well done . From Freddie and Janet


Apr 21, 2019

Mum and Dad

Lukas- Grandma is so proud of you ‘ running as a clock’ ! And Nanny will be with you with every stride you take. Good luck and enjoy the moment. Lots of love - Mum, Dad and Flora.xxx

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019

Jim Snelson

Good Luck mate hope it all goes well

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019

Jason and Steph

Go Bates go!!! You’re amazing! Wind or no wind, you’ve got this Big Ben! Jason & Steph xx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2019


Good Luck Lukas (aka Big Ben)! I will be cheering you on at 13 and 22 miles! :-)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid