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Total raised so far


£1,607.40 of £2,000 target +£351.85 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

4 days ago


£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Massive respect to you both for undertaking this challenge and for such a great cause, those 5k's will be a breeze after this :-) Jog, walk, crawl if you must but never ever stop...

4 days ago

Sophie Tiff

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck guys...will be there cheering you on!

6 days ago

Jagdeep Rai

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Great challenge for a wonderful cause. All the very best

6 days ago

Lisa Williams

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Mark and Michaela Im really inspired that you are doing this x

6 days ago

Daniel Kavanagh

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Great cause Mark. Wishing you both good luck for the marathon!

1 week ago

Ben Monaghan

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Chloe & Martin


Good luck xx

1 week ago

Kate H

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both! Sounds like a great cause too. Really hope you enjoy the day - I’m sure you will :)

1 week ago

Antony H

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the work guys, its going to be an amazing day!

1 week ago



All the best to you both!

Michaela and Mark McMillan are raising money for DEBRA

Michaela and Mark’s London Marathon for DEBRA

Event date: 23rd April 2023

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Our story

Anyone who knows us well, knows we love running, but The London Marathon has never been on my bucket list of things to do, but it has been on Michaela’s and when she secured a place in the ballot I decided to tag along and we were then fortunate to be accepted to run for the amazing charity DEBRA of which we have both been members for several years.

This is an incredibly personal charity to us, which needs funding for research for a cure and treatments of EB (epidermolysis bullosa) and which has recently provided support to our family.

It’s a genetic disorder and is personal to us because I’m a sufferer as are both my daughters and as was my Mum and Grandmother, albeit we have a mild version. Michaela has also taught a pupil, with an extreme version so has seen first hand how devastating the condition truly can be.

The mild version we have in our family (EB Simplex) mainly means easy blistering of feet (and hands), so running a marathon is not recommended !! Particularly in the warmer months, we can have multiple blisters at any one time which need pricking, bathing, bandaging and even simple tasks such as putting on shoes and walking can be challenging and very painful. Michaela and I are fortunate to have this opportunity to raise money for DEBRA and will be thinking about all the EB sufferers every step of the way.

Any donation you feel able to make towards funding research and a cure would be grateful received and really appreciated by us and DEBRA. Thanks for taking the time to read and thanks for any contributions, it really does make a difference. Michaela and Mark

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Michaela and Mark McMillan are fundraising for


Charity number: 1084958

Michaela and Mark McMillan are fundraising as part of

A Life Free of Pain

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