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Total raised so far


£1,015.00 of £1,000 target +£170.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

17 hours ago

Denis Mac Sweeney


Run Forrest Run..😊 Best of luck with it Rob

3 days ago

Annette and Bobby


Best of Luck Rob, Lots of Love Annette and Bobby x

1 week ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Rob, hope you have good weather.

2 weeks ago

Kat Jones

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Rob xx

2 weeks ago

Ruth, Ben and Jacob

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Run Rob run! Sending love to you and Joseph and all the family. X

2 weeks ago

Angela, Tony and the boys


We are very proud of you Rob.

3 weeks ago

The Axfords

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

We are so impressed with your dedication Rob and proud to be your friend. You’ll smash it!

3 weeks ago

Suzie & Bobble

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Pop on your “magic shoes “ Rob 👍🏻

3 weeks ago

Mollie O’Hare

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Rob!

1 month ago

Mark & Joanne


Good luck Robert - great cause and have no doubt you’ll cruise it!

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

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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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