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Total raised so far

26%

£130.00 of £500 target +£26.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

4 days ago

Kelly Wilson

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Cash donation from Sandra

6 days ago

Anonymous

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Cash donations from Phil and Maxim

1 week ago

Lauren Downall

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Kelly! You are doing amazing with all the training. All the best.

2 weeks ago

Oliver P

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Anonymous

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Cash donation from Daniel Enache

2 weeks ago

ruth dale

£5.00

Well done Kel, your Dad will be proud of you I am sure xx

2 weeks ago

Richard Morton

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good look kell

2 weeks ago

Catherine Allen

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Nick Appleton

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Go Kelly! The very best of luck - I’ve no doubt you’ll smash it

3 weeks ago

Clare Buck

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Sis! X

Kelly Wilson is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Empowered People

Team Wilson

Event date: 9th October 2022


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My story

When my dad, David was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in October 2019 it was a traumatic time for the whole family. But, as scary as it was, there was at least hope in the form of treatment. Indeed, after a punishing regime of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he moved into remission in the summer of 2020. Thank goodness for all those decades of research and investment into developing better and better treatments.

Unfortunately, my dad was then diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. This time, however, we are also faced with the harsh reality that there is no cure for MND. The type he has is called ALS (there are several different types of MND) which comes with an average life expectancy of 2-5years from the onset of symptoms. We now know the early symptoms were there at the same time as the cancer, nearly 3 years ago.

I'm taking on the challenge of the Manchester Half Marathon, a distance I have never run before, to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and also for a small local charity called EMpowered People. MNDA needs vital funds to continue research into this hideous disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. EMpowered people is a charity that directly helps my dad retain a quality of life through one of his loves, cycling. They have provided a recumbent cycle for my dad which my stepmum Helen can tow on her bike, enabling him to get outside and continue to enjoy his hobby. (You may have seen it on Look North a few weeks ago!)

Please consider donating to these 2 great causes as I continue my training to complete those 13.1 miles on the 9th October!


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My updates

6 days ago

Half training. Week 12. Easy run

8113m distance
1:05:05 time
8:01min/km speed

1 week ago

Half training. Week 12. Easy run.

6414m distance
0:50:06 time
7:45min/km speed
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1 week ago

Morning Walk

2382m distance
0:28:04 time
11:47min/km speed
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1 week ago

Half training. Week 11. Easy run. Bit of a slow one.

5906m distance
0:50:07 time
8:27min/km speed
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2 weeks ago

Evening walk

Training forecast: no more than 5mi tomorrow, or 5mi the day after • Risk of injury:low • www.myTF.run

3117m distance
0:59:14 time
11:23min/km speed
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Kelly Wilson is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Empowered People

Charity number: 1153703

Kelly Wilson is fundraising as part of

Manchester Half Marathon 2022

9th October 2022

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