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Steve Wiltshire

The Difference a Day Makes

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My story

[p]I has been a Jessie May Nurse for 2 ½ years, and provide vital respite care in the homes of terminally ill children. I am combining my passion for my job and for running – and taking on a 24-hour running challenge to raise money for Jessie May![/p][p]On July 19th 2019, I will don a purple Jessie May running vest and prepare for a gruelling 24 hours of non-stop exercise for my own fundraiser: “The difference a day makes” – through the [url=https://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/car/company/contirunning]Conti Thunder Run[/url]. I aim to raise £3,000 for Jessie May through the challenge – the funding required to run our charity for 1 day.[/p][p]Jessie May is very close to my heart. I work for the charity as one of the nursing team that cares for the children on the Jessie May caseload. We are just a small part of an amazing team that enables Jessie May to function and provide support to families. As a Jessie May Nurse, I understand the enormous difference Jessie May’s support makes to families with a terminally ill child. The families the Jessie May nurses support are all incredible and I know how important it is that we are there to help. Many rely on our respite visits and emotional support and have said they’d now be completely lost without us. This is why I want to help raise money for Jessie May – I have seen the impact we have on families firsthand. The challenge that I have decided to undertake is to run as many 10km laps as I can in 24 hours through the 24 Hour Conti Thunder Run. It’s pretty extreme! I aim to raise at least £3,000 for Jessie May, as this is what it costs for the charity to run for 1 day.[/p][p]I know caring for a terminally ill child is an exhausting, 24-hour task; physically and emotionally. This 24-hour run is quite symbolic of the 24 hour care the children require and I hope by completing the 24 Hour Thunder Run, it inspires people to talk about Jessie May, and why our support is vital to families, and make a donation if they can.[/p][p]You can find out more about Jessie May and the families we support [url=https://www.jessiemay.org.uk/thedifferenceadaymakes/]here[/url][/p][p]I will also be writing a weekly blog and posting daily on Instagram, please support me and stay in touch by visiting both regularly, links to both are below [/p][p]The Difference a Day Makes Blog, click [url=https://thedifferenceadaymakesfundraiser.blogspot.com/]here[/url][/p][p]jm_running_nurse is my Instagram, click [url=https://www.instagram.com/jm_running_nurse/]here[/url] and please follow me.[/p][p]Thank you all for your support![/p][p]Steve [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

20 Jul 2019

Charity

Supporters

17-Mar-2019

Gill (Alba's nan)

Roz and Adam's message says it all and yes, Alba would be very proud of you. Good luck, Gill X X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

17-Mar-2019

The Kippens

Cheering you on, more so, now than ever. Such an amazing thing you are doing, for Jessie may. An organisation we have relied heavily on over the last 3years and will continue to do so in our new challenges. Kip would be proud of you Steve! X x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

15-Mar-2019

Gem

Good luck Steve, hope you smash it.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

15-Mar-2019

Lucy Sansum

Good luck Steve, you're doing so well.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

13-Mar-2019

Stacey Kirby

Good luck Steve! Miss you and the others since Josh's graduation. Keep on running! Stacey, Jon, Josh, Chloe, Lily and David.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

09-Mar-2019

Kim

Thank you for all that you do to help others in their time of need.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

04-Mar-2019

Di Ashby

Read about your 24 hour challenge in the local paper. All the very best for your gruelling run.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

03-Mar-2019

Karen Shiel

You do an amazing job & I wish you well in your 24 hour challenge.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2019

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

02-Mar-2019

crawf

Best of luck with all this Steve. Have you tried wearing compression (flight) socks for those sore calf muscles? Certainly helped me. Just a thought.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid