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Mark Bunko

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]I’m running the 2019 London marathon in memory of my Dad Paul Bunko. [/p][p]Dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons in his early 50s, initially he was able to keep the symptoms at bay with medication but this became increasingly difficult to do. [/p][p]The hardest part for Dad was eventually over time having to give up working for the company he had owned and run for over 30 years. Increasingly he found himself having to give up activities that he loved, due to his mobility, including golf and going to watch his beloved Norwich city.[/p][p]In Dad’s last few years it even became difficult for him to manoeuvre around the house and he was confined to a wheelchair, and needed around the clock care. This became difficult for everybody. [/p][p]Dad was unfortunately taken very ill just a few days before Christmas 2016. All of the family spent our Christmas at hospital by his bedside, but we were told not to expect good news. He lost his battle on 27th December 2016 and died of septicaemia, brought on by an infection of the catheter he required due to his Parkinson’s. Despite the time of year we were able to arrange as per my Dad’s wishes to donate his brain to Parkinson’s research. He had read an article about this only a few months before and was determined to do this, in order to support this much needed research and help others with Parkinson’s. I believe this is an incredibly brave decision to make and one which I am extremely proud.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Parkinson’s did not kill my Dad but it made his life much more difficult, at times quite miserable, because it robbed him of being able to do the things he loved. As my dad was so brave in his decisions I feel that I should also do something to raise awareness and also some crucial funds to help try and find a cure for this disease.[/p]
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Apr 29, 2019

The Coles

Well done!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Sheila Sparrow

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Charlotte Collins

Well done Mark! An inspiration to us all xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

The Leggetts

Well done Bunks! Your dad would be super proud of your achievements, especially the amount you’ve raised and for actually completing it!!x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Darren Craigen

Well done Mark, you dad was a top man who would be incredibly proud of you.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

joy

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Tara and Michael

Good luck Mark! Tara & Michael xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Rachel & Dan

Good luck Mark, your Dad would be so proud.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Auntie kay

Good luck mark u can do this xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid