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Corner To Corner - Running Across America

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Eric Keeler

Spending 7 months running across the United States to raise much needed funds for Spinal Research.

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After growing up in a small English village, I now find myself working in a kitchen in the beautiful Austrian Alps. The last 27 years have been an adventure, one that was certainly full of ups and downs. After living the party lifestyle in Greece for years I found that I was not in the place that I wanted to be. With my continuous accidents and hospital trips I began to realise that it was time to start looking after myself. 2010 was the start of a long journey that has lead me to the person that I am today.

Event details

Running Across America

Why run across America?

Because why not? On a personal level, it is something that you hear about people doing, something crazy, yet so amazing you think to yourself “I could never do that!”. I have always had the thought about running across America, but it was always something in the back of my mind, mainly because I kept on telling myself “That’s a stupid idea” and “You would never make it”, which is probably true but you never know unless you try!

I have been fundraising for Spinal Research for the last 3 years and so far raised over £5,000 to help fund research into curing paralysis. The more I have worked with Spinal Research, the more I learn about the research that they are funding and the breakthroughs that they are making. I feel that I want to do as much as I can to raise awareness for a fantastic cause and to really make a difference. This is a charity which I truly believe in, otherwise I wouldn’t be preparing for a 7 month run across a continent!

Event date

29-April-2018 08:00  - 
10-December-2018 12:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Well done Eric. What an adventure and what courage !
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-02-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by JOE 90
on 09-01-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Very kind donations from Erics family, Beth, Auntie Dorothy and Grandma. Thank you.
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
This is a combined donation from the generous customers of the Kelstedge Inn, The Barley Mow and Billie Joes Hair Dressing Salon. Also from the Wingerworth Wobblers and some very generous Wingerworth residents. Thank you!
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
This is a gift in honor of Nikos to support spinal research. His brother was in a motorcycle accident. He now gains mobility from a wheelchair.
Donation by Nikos Zorbas
on 23-12-2018
Well done Eric. An amazing achievement
Donation by Frances Cryan
on 15-12-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Rob
on 05-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Fantastic Eric, so impressed & inspired by your run across America! Well done :)
Donation by Liz Willis
on 27-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
A big shout out to the lovely Staff and customers at the Barley Mow, Wingerworth. Your support for Spinal Research through Erics run has been brilliant. Thank you!
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
With grateful thanks to the Customers and Staff at the Kelstedge Inn (£10.00) and Billie Joes Hair Salon, Wingerworth. (£10.00) Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,755.00
Offline Donations: £7,558.06
Total Raised: £10,313.06
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,558.06

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