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Samwise takes on the London Marathon 2015

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Peter Edwards

For my mum, Norma (1939 - 2014), and the PSP Association ...

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The PSP Association

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Hi, I work in IT and have a natural abhorrence to things like running and am more drawn to sitting and slouching. However, I do love my family lots and can be tempted out to do stuff on occasion for a good reason ...

Event details

London Marathon 2015

My family has been through a lot. My mum is suffering from PSP, an awful, debilitating condition. In ~2 years, she's been reduced from a social, active, independent person to being unable to stand unaided and is fed through a tube into her stomach. Speech can be unintelligible and heartbreakingly she often has no strength to open her eyes. Reading a book - a life-long pleasure - is now a frustrating chore. Sorry for being graphic but I hate this disease.

My parents moved to better care for Mum's needs and are making the most of their time together. I can't do much to help, apart from regular visits and calls so when I saw the PSP Association had charity marathon places, I wanted to help raise funds and awareness.

Oct. update: Mum has passed away. I miss her already but I'm so grateful she is finally at peace. I'll be running next year in her memory, with my family at the finish line.

Apr. update: COMPLETED! Runner no: 45336, Place overall: 28311, Finish: 04:58:05

Event date

26-April-2015 10:00  - 
26-April-2015 17:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Royal Observatory Greenwich Greenwich Park,
SE10 8XJ,


To Peter A lovely son, in memory of his beautiful Mum.
Donation by Tamara
on 17-03-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Yay! You broke your target!!! Well done!
Donation by Helen
on 16-02-2016
£8.75 gift aid
Well done Pete!!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-01-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, Pete!
Donation by Helen
on 03-12-2015
£7.50 gift aid
What a fantastic achievement and for such an important cause - huge congratulations.
Donation by Lizzy and Charles Redshaw
on 03-09-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Francis
on 20-07-2015
£2.50 gift aid
Well Done Samwise!
Donation by Carole
on 22-06-2015
£0.00 gift aid
Brilliant work, hope you have fully recovered. Steve, Sam and James
Donation by Stephen, Sam and James Edwards
on 19-05-2015
£3.75 gift aid
Well Done Peter. Uncle Bryan & Auntie Jean
Donation by Bryan & Jean Edwards
on 19-05-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Rachel
on 09-05-2015
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,713.10
Offline Donations: £460.00
Total Raised: £4,173.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,017.70

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