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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

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Good luck Sally, Claire & Friends - hope you enjoy the experience too xx
Donation by Mary Stockton & Family
on 21-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck ladies.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Hope it goes well, you are amazing xxxx
Donation by Melanie Moore
on 21-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
You are all amazing!
Donation by Rachel
on 21-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Sending all of you amazing ladies the very best of wishes for your special celebration of Harry's birthday. You go girls!! 😘😘😘😘
Donation by The Mountfords
on 20-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Best of luck ladies, you've trained hard enough (from what we've seen from Jo anyway!!). Such a worthy cause xx
Donation by Stu and Ali Evans
on 20-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Sam and good luck to you all 😊 Xxxxxx
Donation by Jo Laws
on 20-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck to all of you!
Donation by Helen Crofts
on 19-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Hope you all have a fantastic run! Happy birthday Harry 🐸 Will be thinking of you all x x
Donation by Clair Moelwyn-Williams
on 18-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Have a super run you superwoman!! We send you all our love, support & best wishes. From all in Hedghog class!! XXX
Donation by Helen & Lily - St John the Baptist Primary School
on 18-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hi Sally, what an amazing thing you and your friends are doing to mark Harry’s 12th birthday. He would be so proud of you, I’m sure he will be running along side you, good luck ladies xxx
Donation by Diane Burton
on 17-09-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,680.00
Offline Donations: £582.48
Total Raised: £3,262.48
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,804.98

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