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sally johnson

Sally and her friends Jo, Claire and Sam will be taking part in the Run Disney Paris Half Marathon on what would have been Harry's 12th Birthday 🐸

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When we were told that Harry was going to die, we tried to fill his final days with love, laughter and joy. Harry brought each of these things to all he met in abundance, and we wanted to remember him and create precious memories in that spirit. We had days out in the area and little breaks away. Although Harry was weak, he enjoyed each day and we filled our lives with hugs, giggles and photos between the tears.

More than anything, Harry wanted to go back to Disneyland Paris - we had visited almost a year to the day prior to his diagnosis, and he adored Donald Duck, so his only real wish was to go back to Paris to see Donald.

I tried really hard to get travel insurance to make this dream come true. Because I was giving Harry oral chemo at home every day to try and prolong his life, no insurance company would touch us unless I stopped the chemo (there was no way I was doing that), and so we couldn't go to Paris. Instead, Donald Duck came to see us at home, along with Harry's two much loved friends, and we had a little party at home. Harry died two weeks later and our hearts will be forever broken. We miss him so much.


Event details

Run Disney Paris Half Marathon

So later this year, on what would have been Harry's 12th birthday, I will be taking part in the Run Disney Paris Half Marathon.Β 

You might think this is something easily achieved, but people who know me also know that I have put on nearly four stone since Harry died - I didn't believe comfort eating existed until needed to do it. I have also pretty much stopped looking after myself, and hidden behind a smile and kept myself busy. So for me, this really is a challenge, but one that means so much because of when and where it takes place.

But I'm not going to do this alone! My good friends Jo Croft, Claire Jones and Sam Dorsett will be joining me every step of the way. Sam and Jo have been my best buddies for 20 years and Claire has played a big part in helping me adapt to my new 'normal' without Harry and has become a valued friend too.

So, Sam, Claire, Jo and I would really appreciate it if you might be able to sponsor us in our quest please.

We hope to make Harry's birthday a little bit special this year.
Thank you 🐸


Event date

21-September-2018 07:00  - 
23-September-2018 03:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed




Well done
Donation by Pete and Pauline thompson
on 04-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Sally and everyone
Donation by Dave and Libby
on 29-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Happy 50th Birthday Sam. Love Auntie Beryl, Uncle Brian and Bridget
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Humphrey Dunn
on 26-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Sally and friends. xx
Donation by Janet
on 26-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Superb effort ladies - Well done πŸ’šπŸ‘
Donation by Late Boscawen
on 25-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good wishes from my family Sally!
Donation by Ruma Mukhopadhyay
on 24-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Just brilliant ...!!! Well done ladies πŸΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸΈ Xx
Donation by Louise Corfield
on 23-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Well Done to you and Jo ! Amazing achievement x
Donation by Sian Henly
on 23-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,105.00
Offline Donations: £1,159.48
Total Raised: £5,264.48
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,010.73

Donations closed

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