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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.

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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

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Running / Walking

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Great achievement so far Eric. Best wishes for the final leg of your journey.
Donation by John Harriman
on 09-11-2018
£12.50 gift aid
From Donna and Kens old comrades, Frank, Steve and Mike. Thank you for kindness from old friends!
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Not far off now Eric
Donation by Helen
on 06-11-2018
Thank you so much to my old chum David at the match. From one oldest pal to another. Your support and donation is very much appreciated....Thats a Tenner in the pot!
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A huge thank you to all the staff and customers at Billie Joes Hair Salon in Wingerworth. Your support and generous donations are very much appreciated. Eric sends his thanks to you all.
Donation by Fiona Keeler
on 18-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hope you raise it all. Just a little from one fan to another. All the very best.
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Great progress Eric. Keep on running! Steve
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
The second of our 'Virtual Challenge' contributions. Keep going Eric, down hill to ABQ!. Much love, take care. XXX
Donation by Mum and Dad
on 09-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
From David and Catherine, thank you for your support. Also from the St Paul's URC Bible Group. Again, many thanks.
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A little more from the collection box at the Kelstedge Inn. Thank you again for your support
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,105.00
Offline Donations: £2,430.05
Total Raised: £4,535.05
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,740.05

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