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Paul Thompson is raising money for Annabelles Challenge

1000 km in support of Annabelle's Challenge

Event dates: 26th May 2020 – 31st December 2020

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Total raised so far


£495 of £1,000 target by 7 supporters

+£25 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story


Vascular EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) is a rare genetic disorder which affects tissues, arteries and internal organs making them extremely fragile, its estimated to affect 1 in 90,000 people. Annabelle's Challenge is a UK registered charity who provide support to patients and families touched by vascular EDS.

Having recently taken up running as a hobby I'm hoping to run the distance between Manchester and Basel over the course of 2020 (approx. 1000 km by air!) and for every km I manage to do I will donate £1 in support of the charity. I'm starting the challenge at the end of May with a distance of 260 km ... so have a little way to make up over the rest of the year!!

If you would like to support me in this challenge then please contribute any size donation and I'll be posting regular updates as the year progresses.



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My updates

1 month ago

My first update to cover the month of May ...

Firstly, thank you to everyone who donated in the last week or so since the page went live, and to those who have said they will donate a little later on - your support is much appreciated!

In general things are off to a reasonable start and I managed to cover 98.5km in May, helped in no small measure by the amazing weather we have been having! Overall I'm pretty positive that I can make the miles up through the year and the first challenge is to find the extra 10km in June to meet my target distance. At the moment the only thing that's concerning me is my swollen ankle and juggling how long to rest it without running vs how to keep the distance up ... let's see how it fares this week!

Paul Thompson is fundraising for

Annabelles Challenge

Charity number: 1157074

Recent donations

1 month ago


Good luck and well done brother. Happy to do some 5k runs if you want some socially distanced company ??

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago


Good luck mate wishing you all the best :)


1 month ago


Brilliant cause Paul, good luck!! Imagine the money you'll save on plane fares if you can run this journey in the future!


1 month ago



1 month ago

Jim B

Paul - good luck on your run and such a wonderful cause!


1 month ago

Neil, Angela and Harvey

Brilliant challenge Paul, hope you reach your target for a cause close to our hearts.

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Paul Thompson

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