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Great South Run 2015 for VHL!

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Gerard Day

Gez Day (that's me) and Chris Hicks (him) are running the Great South Run to raise funds for VHL Ireland/UK.... in Monkey outfits!

Raising money for
VHL UK/Ireland

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Donations accepted until 25-01-2016

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We've decided to run for a charity which supports a little known condition, Von Hipple Lindau syndrome (VHL) which is a genetic disorder affecting a tumour suppression gene. A sufferer can have tumours to any of the following: the retina, kidneys, pancreas, brain etc.
In his early 20s my brother, Jon, passed out at the top of the stairs at home, tumbling to the bottom. He was finally diagnosed with VHL. Jon has had bouts of brain and kidney surgery and is now without kidneys.

Some time later, a blood test was established that identified our older sister, Gillian, as having VHL. I was fortunate enough to be clear. Sadly, Gill passed away in her 30s due to complications.
Since becoming aware of VHL, we made the link with my Mum's early death in her early 40s, which was simply put down to cancer at the time.Jon is still giving VHL the kicking it deserves, however, his son has also been found to have VHL.

Event details

Morrison's Great South Run

The Great South Run is a fast 10 mile road race that runs through Portsmouth and Southsea, taking in the Historic Dockyard and other landmarks.Chris talked me into running last year, but conveniently broke his leg in a bad football tackle, leaving me to run without company... poor me! Happily, I gained a personal best of 1 hour 18 minutes and 42 seconds.... yay me!So, rather than going for a personal best again, Chris and I are going to run in Monkey onesies. This will be the first time that either of us have run such an event in fancy dress, so wish us luck!Thanks so much for taking the time to look at our page. Hopefully you can spare a donation: If you can, please give Gift Aid! Go to [url=][/url] for details on VHL.

Event date

25-October-2015 01:00  - 
25-October-2015 01:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


For a very worthy charity, on behalf of Saab Seaeye Ltd
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-01-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jon
on 10-11-2015
£3.75 gift aid
Good Luck from all at Saab seaeye
Donation by Saab Seaeye
on 02-11-2015
£0.00 gift aid
Well done my monkey friend you did great xx
Donation by Mabel xx
on 30-10-2015
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by James Hickman
on 29-10-2015
£2.50 gift aid
Well done guys
Donation by Dawn Hinton
on 29-10-2015
£3.75 gift aid
Well done Monkey-man!
Donation by James H
on 28-10-2015
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-10-2015
£0.00 gift aid
Bit late....hope it went ok! Well done mate.
Donation by Matthew Oratis
on 26-10-2015
£1.25 gift aid
Extra fiver for doing so well
Donation by Mum
on 26-10-2015
£1.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £954.00
Offline Donations: £228.00
Total Raised: £1,182.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,311.75

Donations closed

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