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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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Many thanks to the Kelfest. What a day!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Fabulous day at the Kelfest yesterday. Many thanks to the Staff, the bands and the customers of The Kelstedge Inn. Wonderful donation from all the supporters of Eric's epic run.
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-09-2018
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From our lovely friend Aaron at the Kelstedge Inn. Thank you!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-09-2018
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Well did me Eric. Will be supporting you all the way to SAN Diego
Donation by John harriman
on 15-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
With grateful thanks to Paddy who was visiting Run Forest, Run Shop and Coffee in Matlock this morning.
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
From the lovely lady customer we met in the fruit shop in Wingerworth, Thank you! Also from Jonathan, thank you for all your coppers!
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hi Eric, You are doing a fantastic job. We cant believe how well you are doing. Not long before you come home for a break. Mum and dad are so proud of you
Donation by Joe
on 16-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Have a good rest Eric, make sure you are fit to run.
Donation by Helen Davies
on 15-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck on the second half of your monster run Eric. Not all heroes wear capes 🙌💪👏👍
Donation by Angela Pollard
on 15-08-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,805.00
Offline Donations: £2,430.05
Total Raised: £4,235.05
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,425.05

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