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Running For Fi

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Target £0.00

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Team story

[lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]This year, we’re going to be amongst the 35,000 or more runners in the Virgin London Marathon. It’s the second time for Ruth, and first for Andy and Sarah, yet we’ve all got the same motivation. [/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]This year, we’re going to be amongst the 35,000 or more runners in the Virgin London Marathon. It’s the second time for Ruth, and first for Andy and Sarah, yet we’ve all got the same motivation. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Every one of those miles and every single penny raised will be for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Many of you know why, but for those who don’t, here's the reason. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]In January of this year, almost two years since she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, Ruth and Sarah’s mum, Fi, passed away. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]You hear words like ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’ a lot when someone gets diagnosed with a terminal illness, yet Fi truly did embody those terms. She defied the doctors throughout, and made the most of every moment, whether it was Andy and Ruth’s wedding, a charity rugby dinner in Uppingham or posh hotel stays in London accompanied by equally fancy meals. As recently as Christmas, she had more fun than the rest of us put together, as she bossed the TV schedule and beat all comers at all manner of games.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We’re truly thankful for those two years, yet it’s staggering to think that Fi has still joined the 96% of sufferers who die within five years of diagnosis. This, despite being the fifth most common type of cancer. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Pancreatic Cancer UK recently launched a new campaign with an ambitious goal to double survival rates within the next five years and to change the experience of pancreatic cancer patients from being one of the worst to one of the best. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]All your kind donations will be put towards helping Pancreatic Cancer UK in this goal, and every single step that each of us takes on the marathon will be dedicated to the memory of Fi. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]In opposition to Ruth, who seems keen to put herself through exercise related trials and tribulations on a regular basis, getting in shape for the marathon has been a triumph of will for Andy and Sarah. We’re competing to see who can be least enthusiastic about the 26.2 miles, with Sarah staking a claim on every morning training run for the title. Luckily(!) for Andy he’s got Ruth by his side to cheer him along with a “don’t you dare stop” on those regular moments of weakness. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Even the smallest donation can help to make a huge difference, and we’re so grateful to everyone for their support. It is a real chance to make a dif¬ference to the lives of everyone affected by pancreatic cancer, both today and in the future.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="text-align: justify; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Andy, Ruth & SaraThis year, we’re going to be amongst the 35,000 or more runners in the Virgin London Marathon. It’s the second time for Ruth, and first for Andy and Sarah, yet we’ve all got the same motivation.[lt]/div[gt][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Every one of those miles and every single penny raised will be for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Many of you know why, but for those who don’t, here's the reason. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]In January of this year, almost two years since she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, Ruth and Sarah’s mum, Fi, passed away. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]You hear words like ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’ a lot when someone gets diagnosed with a terminal illness, yet Fi truly did embody those terms. She defied the doctors throughout, and made the most of every moment, whether it was Andy and Ruth’s wedding, a charity rugby dinner in Uppingham or posh hotel stays in London accompanied by equally fancy meals. As recently as Christmas, she had more fun than the rest of us put together, as she bossed the TV schedule and beat all comers at all manner of games.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]We’re truly thankful for those two years, yet it’s staggering to think that Fi has still joined the 96% of sufferers who die within five years of diagnosis. This, despite being the fifth most common type of cancer. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Pancreatic Cancer UK recently launched a new campaign with an ambitious goal to double survival rates within the next five years and to change the experience of pancreatic cancer patients from being one of the worst to one of the best. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]All your kind donations will be put towards helping Pancreatic Cancer UK in this goal, and every single step that each of us takes on the marathon will be dedicated to the memory of Fi. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]In opposition to Ruth, who seems keen to put herself through exercise related trials and tribulations on a regular basis, getting in shape for the marathon has been a triumph of will for Andy and Sarah. We’re competing to see who can be least enthusiastic about the 26.2 miles, with Sarah staking a claim on every morning training run for the title. Luckily(!) for Andy he’s got Ruth by his side to cheer him along with a “don’t you dare stop” on those regular moments of weakness. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Even the smallest donation can help to make a huge difference, and we’re so grateful to everyone for their support. It is a real chance to give hope to everyone affected by pancreatic cancer, both today and in the future.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Andy, Ruth & Sarah x[/p]

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Supporters

May 12, 2013

Ruth on behalf of above

From Glenda, Marilyn, Sian, Pat, Rob, The Savages, The Evans'

£140.00 plus £35.00 Gift Aid

May 9, 2013

CrossFit Evolving Paleo Team

Well done guys!

£138.00 plus £34.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2013

Peter Brown

Well done all of you. Is retirement from marathon running now your preferred option?!!

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

May 3, 2013

Anonymous

£10.00

Apr 30, 2013

Combined donations

From The Evans'; The Jeffreys'; The Isaacs'; The Savages

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2013

The Shackson Family

£20.00

Apr 23, 2013

Rachael Bowdie

Well done guys-awesome achievement

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2013

Annette

Well done chaps! Had to divide the monies between you and the West!

£20.00

Apr 22, 2013

Owen & Janet Phillips

Good luck and we know the effort you will put in to this in memory of Fiona. Our very best wishes.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2013

Ric

Well done Sarah!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Andy Crisp

Andy Crisp

Sarah Walters

Sarah Walters

Ruth Walters-Crisp

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