Children with Cancer fundraising now tops £200!

Thanks to my employer’s A2Dominion they have added a further £50 to the fundraising pot through the scheme whereby they match your fundraising up to £50 for an individual. This is part of their ‘Giving something back’ to the wider community that also includes community engagement programmes, opportunities to volunteer, and caring for the environment. This helps push the total to over £200 so a BIG thanks again to them for this!

First Park Run in two years completed today :)

Completed my first Park Run at Bedfont Lakes today in just over 33 minutes. The Park Run’s are well worth doing. They are 5K, held usually every Saturday, free to enter and start at 9am – you can click here to see where your nearest one is.

For the statos amongst you the Park Run team keep all your results including PB’s and you gain points for each run to go on a leaderboard. Plus they are as the name suggests in parks so if like me your a pavement pounder it makes a great change and easier on the knees.

Fundraising totals update

Thanks to a very generous soul, my fundraising total for Children with Cancer UK ahead of the Staines 10K now tops over £170 🙂

http://www.justgiving.com/stokie2012

Big thanks to them and all who have supported/spread the word so far.

Over on the charity auctions for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK a load of requests have gone out to various bands/comedians/sports people I like. Already had a pledge of a signed DVD from John Bishop who completed a grueling cycle/row/run from Paris to London for Sports Relief. A short excerpt of his running:

I was so inspired I am up for another marathon! What a great effort on his behalf and over £3m raised.

http://www.johnbishoponline.com

A warm ‘un tonight plus another charity auction online

Nice three mile run completed tonight but it wasn’t half hot mum! Managed to keep running all the way and certainly enjoying my running again, helped by the lighter and warmer evenings.

Tonight’s soundtrack included the mighty Power Quest, Mad Max, Big Country, Donnie Vie and Slam Cartel.

The first signed Danny Peyronal (X-UFO/UFO/Heavy Metal Kids) raised £6.50 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and the second & final signed CD is online now here. Let’s see if we can beat that total 🙂

More signed goodies soon and as ever any contacts or donated items gratefully received.

Another steady run

Slowly getting back into the running groove. A nice and steady two miles with another mile walking. Just under two months away from race day and hoping I am fit enough to complete the 10K. Looking back I wonder how the heck I ever did three marathons at the end of the 90’s – youthful energy methinks 🙂

Tonight’s soundtrack included folk metalers Lyriel, the mighty FM, Black Stone Cherry and Pretty Maids.

Another five pound pledged today through good old fashioned paper sponsor forms, so now over seventy pounds raised for Children with Cancer UK.

Brisk run tonight

Getting slowly back into the training but still not back to my normal pace after a chest infection. Nice that the evenings are getting lighter and hopefully I can mix in a few park runs as running all the time on pavements/tarmac plays merry havoc with the old knees.

Running soundtrack tonight included Gypsy Pistoleros, the Stage Dolls, Doogie White and the Pet Shop Boys (can’t beat a bit of pop pomp).

Welcome

Welcome to my blog covering my fundraising and also related news items from the charities I have fund raised for in the past/present plus some interviews with fellow fundraisers and musicians/authors/celebrities who have kindly donated items for my auctions. Feel free to browse away and post a comment if you want, feedback always welcome.

For 2012 I am doing the Staines 10K on Sunday May 13th raising funds for Children with Cancer UK and all year I am raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK through signed EBay items donated by bands/authors/celebrities.