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Simon Horwood


Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]Hi My Name is Simon Horwood I am also known as Mini or Mouse [/p][p]The reason I am running the London Marathon is to help raise money for Carers Support West Sussex, the help and support that this charity provides to carers is amazing. I am grateful for the help and support they have given me over the past few years since I became Jan’s main carer and I would like to give something back to them.[/p][p]Back in 2008 I met my wife Jan, we were married in 2013 and between us we have 4 lovely children.[/p][p]When I first met Jan, she hid her illness from me until she couldn’t anymore. Over the years we attended many appointments to find out what was truly wrong with Jan. [/p][p]In 2014 Jan was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) which is a rare genetic condition. This condition is an invisible illness so to look at Jan you would think there wasn’t much wrong with her but there actually is. When you live with someone with an invisible illness you can clearly see how badly affected, they actually are. There are so many associated condition’s and symptoms connected to EDS which affect Jan and other people with the condition.[/p][p]Jan is not one to be defeated she laughs when she could cry, she battles every day with a smile, and always puts others before herself, her strength gives me strength. Jan is not just my wife, she is my best friend and my rock, so when I do the marathon, I will be raising money for Carers Support West Sussex but also raising awareness for EDS.[/p][p]So, all I ask is that you please help me raise as much money for this amazing cause please. [/p]

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Ian Beauchamp

All the best mate!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



i am so proud of you welldone

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid



Know you can Simon give it your best and know everyone is supporting you and this great cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Chris Sturges

Well done mate........with your little legs it's more than a marathon......

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Janet Goodman ...Chelseablue1969

Hi Simon... Keep up the good work.. Your Beautiful wife lives by her clubs motto.. Stay Strong Together.. Sending love to you both..xx



Lee Everest

Good luck mate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Tony Thatcher

Good luck, Min.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Lady H

I’ll be rooting for you from my comfy chair with a bottle of wine! All the very best

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Its wonderful that you have chosen to be Carers Support very first runner in the London marathon. I loved reading your story. Good luck!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Ross Beetlestone

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid