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Total raised so far

£700.00 +£123.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

9 months ago

Saira Teasdale


11 months ago



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thank you for being my London marathon buddy during the first few miles! So inspiring!

11 months ago



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Kath. Brilliant cause. X

11 months ago

Jean & Graham - Mary & Alan - Stuart & Avril - Ruth & Barry - Anon


11 months ago

Clive & Lynn


11 months ago

Joanne White


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Auntie Katherine! X

11 months ago

Gill Croker


All the best for tomorrow Kath. I think you are amazing!

11 months ago



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

wishing you all the best for the day XX

11 months ago

Brian and Joan camplin


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy your day keep safe and God bless

11 months ago

Lauren Pritchard


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Katherine! 🏃🏼‍♀️💛

Katherine's Challenge

Event date: 23rd April 2023

Katherine Ward is raising money for Spinal Unit Recreational Fund

My story

The Spinal Unit Recreation Fund (SURF) is based at the Pinderfields Hospital Spinal Unit. This is very local, small charity and in truth, I didn't really know much about the unit or the Fund until my great-niece Beth, was admitted in 2020 with transverse myelitis. Within hours of having tingling in her left arm, she was quadraplegic (no movement in any of her limbs or internally). She was incredibly strong, whilst all the family were wrecks (pretty much). SURF were there on the ward, helping and advising immediately and worked alongside the nursing staff to great effect with her and us.

SURF do a most incredible job on the ward and off-site in helping all those people who have spinal injuries (whether as a result of health or an accident). It's not just the recreation aspect - and of course, who doesn't like to have fun with friends and family - but the support in everything financial/practical that often comes with such a diagnosis, is second-to-none.

In thinking about who I might have as my charity for my London Marathon run (ten times of applying I finally got in!) - I realised there would be no better than SURF. I do appreciate that financially things are difficult for lots of people, but feel that even just £1 would make a difference.

Thank you

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Spinal Unit Recreational Fund.

My updates

1 year ago

All the timings for the London Marathon have come in now, so it's all very real. I collect my number on Friday so will let you know it and all the app details if you want to track my run.

I'm out with SURF on Tuesday so hopefully will have photos to share with you, so you can see for yourself just the kind of work undertaken - watch this space!

Very many thanks for those who have sponsored me already - it is very humbling.

Katherine Ward is fundraising for

Spinal Unit Recreational Fund

Charity number: 1174099

Katherine Ward is fundraising as part of

London Marathon 2023

23rd April 2023

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