Stuart Mcguire

Stuart Mcguire

Stuart Mcguire's fundraising page


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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi & thanks for visiting my page.[/p][p] For those who know me, I’m sure you’ll have all spat your tea out at the thought of me entering a marathon. And not just any marathon, but one of the most famous and televised marathons in the world![/p][p] Why is Stuart doing this you’re probably asking? The furthest he normally likes to travel on foot is to and from the pub. Why is he deciding to run 26 miles and risk being on TV?[/p][p] In a nutshell, it’s to give something back to a cause which is very close to my heart (pun definitely intended).[/p][p] I was born with a congenital heart disease which, to put it simply, is a defect present at birth. This has meant I’ve spent a lifetime of annual monitoring visits and have had to live with the knowledge that my aortic valve would eventually need replacing when I was grown up. With the benefit of hindsight, I now realize that by ‘grown up’ the Doctors meant actually acting like an actual adult and so, at the grand old age of 39, I was told that the time for the operation was here. [/p][p] I opted for a Ross procedure where a diseased aortic valve is replaced with my own pulmonary valve and then a pulmonary graft is then used to replace my own pulmonary valve.[/p][p] This was a major piece of work, involving open heart surgery and me now sporting a rather fetching scar which runs the length of my torso. I’m delighted to say that the surgeon and his team classed the operation as a success and I am now officially ‘fixed’ – it’s only taken 40 years to get there! [/p][p] As a dad I wanted to regain full fitness, both physically and mentally, so that life could get back to normal again as quickly as possible. So it was with tentative steps that I started my training again 6 months after having undergone major surgery and I’m happy to say that things are going very well.[/p][p] Entering The London Marathon seemed like a good thing to do to both cement by commitment to getting fitter, whilst also giving me the chance to make my family, friends and my medical team proud of the progress I’ve made. [/p][p] [/p][p]I would be delighted if you could help me and my training by supporting the Childrens Heart Unit Foundation (CHUF). Based at the same hospital where my own operation took place, CHUF provides superb facilities, knowledge and care to children with heart problems. [url=][/url] [/p][p] For further updates you can follow my runs on Strava:[/p][p]Thanks again for your support and i will try and put some updates out to let you know how i am getting on. Thanks again, Stu.[/p]

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May 17, 2018

Sue and Stew

Well done -quite an achievement to run past all those pubs. We had better start saving for our donation for your run for next year’s London Marathon.


May 3, 2018


well done Stu


plus £6.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2018


Pandon Dress Down


plus £0.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2018


Apr 30, 2018




plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2018

John E

Well done Stu


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2018


Well done!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Sophie Dawkins

Well done Stu! Hope ur not suffering too much today! Pint on me next time I see u! Xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018


Good Luck Uncle Stu x


Apr 21, 2018

The Hutch’s

Good luck tomorrow, we’ll be thinking of you and very proud of you!! Love Sarah, Ian Amber xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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