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General Boards => General National 12 chat => Topic started by: David_Wilkins on 28 Jun 2014, 11:09

Title: Frances's Run
Post by: David_Wilkins on 28 Jun 2014, 11:09
Some of you who remember racing against us may know hat Frances was very seriously ill last year and has been diagnosed with Churg-Strauss Syndrome. The vasculitus that she suffered last summer has left her with a number of new challenges in life. Because and in spite of these, she has been working hard for the last few weeks with the aim of completing a 5K run at the beginning of August to raise money for the brain injury charity Headway and she would really appreciate any support you could give her by visiting her fund raising page at ( and sponsoring her â€" she’s already reached £500!
5k will be a huge achievement from where she was a few weeks ago when she started running for the first time in her life and, due to her brain injury had to work hard on teaching her legs and feet to do the necessary.
Thank you

Thank you
Title: Re: Frances's Run
Post by: David_Wilkins on 17 Jul 2014, 08:09
Thank you to those who have supported Frances to date - her total is now over £900!
It would be great to see this exceed £1,000!
Title: Re: Frances's Run
Post by: David_Wilkins on 25 Jul 2014, 10:58
A shameless "bump" with a quote from Frances's Facebook page today:
"A year ago today I was, I am told, ...within half an hour of dying. At best they thought I would have serious brain damage.

 But I am here! And next week I am going to run 5k to raise money for Headway, the charity which supports people with acquired brain injury and their families. I am lucky. My brain damage is small.

 When I left hospital, I had limited use of my limbs. I couldn't read. I couldn't tell the time. I couldn't do lots of things that we take for granted. I am lucky. So much has come back, thanks to medication and hard work.

 If you haven't already, please make this birthday special for me and my amazing family by sponsoring me in my run. Thank you. " (
Title: Re: Frances's Run
Post by: David_Wilkins on 29 Jul 2014, 10:38
Another shameless "bump".
A huge thank you for the generous support already shown.
Frances does her run on Saturday and is very touched by the support given. The total including Gift Aid is now moving towards an amazing £1,700! (
Title: Re: Frances's Run
Post by: David_Wilkins on 02 Aug 2014, 07:33
The last "bump" I promise! Frances runs today
A huge thank you to those who have already shown very generous support - we are both deeply touched and very appreciative.
Best wishes to you all - have a fantastic Burton Week.