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Total raised so far


£1,630.58 of £1,000 target +£250.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

5 months ago

The Dowell’s

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Rob! You are awesome!!

5 months ago

Rachel, Sean and Rhys

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Rob

5 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done from the Thompsons

5 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done

5 months ago

Faye Webb

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Rob. Love from the Webb’s of Kent

5 months ago

Jill West

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Rob

5 months ago

Sheelagh Murphy


Well done Rob👏👏

5 months ago

Gem, Tim and Boys x


Well done Rob. Your Dad would have been so proud.. and what a great cause to run for too. X

5 months ago

Catherine and Beth

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Rob - great achievement!

5 months ago

Andy Grierson

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

You run a long way since the couch days. Great effort Rob

Robert Barry is raising money for CICRA (Crohn's in Childhood Research Association) and Oxford Hospitals Charity (including Oxford I.M.P.S.)

Robs London Marathon

Event date: 2nd October 2022

My story

This year, after 7 years of trying, I have finally secured a place for the London Marathon. I know how lucky I am to have a starting spot and as a result I want to make the opportunity count .

Joseph (my son) was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) specifically Ulcerative Colitis in September 2019 aged just 10. This is a chronic, lifelong condition which requires daily medication and frequent hospital visits for Joseph. It is not a pleasant disease (are any?) and at its worst it can have a devastating impact on on daily life. Currently there is no cure. Joseph is on his 5th line of treatment since diagnosis which is involving more and more hospital visits and treatment variations - it's hard for a teenager to manage this alongside 'normal life'. I will be running to raise awareness and money for two charities connected to this disease and of course I will be running for Joseph.

My first charity is CICRA, a pro active and positive force against IBD in children, funding groundbreaking research into causes of the disease and treatments specifically for young people. CICRA also offer a variety of support systems to all affected families in the UK at the point of diagnosis onwards. We have directly benefitted from this support as a family and will continue to do so. Raising funds for this charity ensures ground breaking research can continue, and the much needed family support remains available to all who need it, whenever that might be.

My second charity is the Oxford Hospitals Charity specifically the paediatric gastroenterology team. Money raised will be earmarked for items which will benefit children receiving treatment like Joseph. The paediatric gastroenterology team compromises Doctors, specialist nurses, play specialists, psychologists and dieticians and they have all played a hugely supportive role in the care Joseph has received since diagnosis. We are eternally grateful for this. Running the marathon and raising money for this fantastic team is my way of saying 'Thank you' to them all.

Times are tough, money is tight and I know people support many wonderful and worthwhile charities but....I promise this is my one and only shot at a fundraising marathon so while big donations are absolutely welcome, honestly if you can spare the cost of a pint and share this page, it would mean a huge amount to me. Every donation will tell Joseph you are supporting him, it will spur me on in my training and on the day itself and it will help two fantastic charities carry on the invaluable work they are doing. Thank you so much.

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 CICRA (Crohn's in Childhood Research Association) and Oxford Hospitals Charity (including Oxford I.M.P.S.).

Robert Barry is fundraising for 2 charities

CICRA (Crohn's in Childhood Research Association)

Charity number: 278212

Oxford Hospitals Charity (including Oxford I.M.P.S.)

Charity number: 1175809

Robert Barry is fundraising as part of

London Marathon 2022

2nd October 2022

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