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Kathryn Samuel

We're a small team who are doing the Gladiator Gauntlet in honour of Michael Samuel and to raise much needed awareness and funds for VHL UK/Ireland.

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3 years ago we lost my brother, Michael Samuel, to a rare form of cancer called VHL. I will never say he lost his battle because Michael never gave into VHL. He continued on with his life, to the best of his abilities, with strength and gentle humour - Michael was the bravest man I have ever known. Each year myself and a small group of family and friends come together to honour Michael by doing some sort of sporting activity as he loved to run.

This year myself and a team of (hopefully!!) 9 others will be taking part in the 5k Gladiator Gauntlet obstacle course in Manchester. We are taking part in this event, not only for Michael, but to raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity VHL UK/Ireland.

VHL UK/Ireland is an organisation which is dedicated to supporting those who suffer from VHL and similar diseases, providing funds for research into the genetic conditions and to help the public to understand and learn about these conditions. 

Myself and my team would like to thank you for taking the time to visit this page and hopefully giving as much or as little as you can for a worthy charity.

Event details

5k Gladiator Gauntlet

We will be running in the 5k Gladiator Gauntlet Games in Manchester. It is a run with a number of obstacles accompanied by lots of mud and water!!! Three of the favourite obstacles are: the monkey bars with mud underneath, the belly slide (there's the water!!) and the flume of doom!!! 

Event date

16-September-2017 11:30  - 
17-September-2017 00:00

Event type

5k Gladiator Gauntlet

83 days to event start


Heaton Park Farm Heaton Park,
Greater Manchester,
M25 2SW,


Donation by Heather Long
on 21-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Melissa
on 21-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by James Fitzsimmons
on 20-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck to you all
Donation by Jake
on 03-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good Luck to you all
Donation by Clare
on 03-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Kathryn! Jaz and Simon Kenyon xx
Donation by Jaz Kenyon
on 30-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go for it! for VHL and for Michael. xxxx
Donation by ruth and tom
on 28-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
You're such a strong family, never stop raising awareness..Good Luck! xxx
Donation by Ema Hughes
on 27-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Hope you have a great day. Start training!
Donation by Jim Brannigan
on 25-04-2017
£10.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £210.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £210.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £260.00

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