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Thank you to our fundraisers

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Azaisma Azam in memory of Robina Ahmed

Azaisma ran the Great Scottish Run 2012

‘Six years ago a beautiful lady left her husband and four children. Her death was very sudden and affected those very close to her. She contracted hep C due to a blood transfusion given to her after her first child was born. Little did she know she was dying a bit each day. This lady was my mum. She was always a fighter, no matter what life threw at her. I am running in memory of her.’

Cogratulations to Peter Moore along with Compass and York Drug and Alcohol Team who took on the Three Peaks Challenge to celebrate World Hepatitis Day. Bad weather made the climb a real challenge but they did it.

‘ We reached the summits of mount Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland to celebrate recovery, raise awareness of hep C and funds for The Hep C Trust.'

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Dario Poloni

Dario took on the Trophee Des Montagnes - the Mountain Trophy - reputedly the toughest Canicross (running with dogs) event there is, comprising 10 races over 8 days at 1,600 metres in the French Alps and raised a massive £730 well over his £500 target.

‘I finished 54th, the 2nd placed UK runner and 7th overall in my age category, which was possibly the most competitive group. ‘It gave me great satisfaction to help the Trust and those with hep C by doing something I love. I'd also like to encourage more people to run as it has helped me so much to keep the virus at bay.’

Steven Downey

Steven is running three consecutive marathons this autumn! The Langdale, Loc Ness and Snowdonia Marathons on 22, 30 Sept and 27 Oct.

‘I was diagnosed with hep C in 2005 started treatment in December 2006. I learnt that it takes guts to stick to treatment when some days a natural activity was hard work, like walking through glue. One thing that kept me focused and mentally fit was knowing that there was light at the end of the tunnel, the possibility of a clear hep C test at the end of treatment. Eventually I was tested as being clear from the virus.'

'I am thankful of the support I received from The Hepatitis C Trust, from both the web site and the calls I made to the helpline.'

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Gary Lee

‘I am running the Liverpool Marathon on 14 October 2012 to raise funds for The Hepatitis C Trust.'

‘This is a personal challenge for me. For a long time, not caring if I lived or died, I abused my body through substance misuse. That is behind me and with a new zest for life, I now challenge myself on a daily basis.'

‘I want to raise awareness having experienced the loneliness and lack of support that can come with being tested, living with and going through treatment for hep C, and finally to help raise some important funds for the great work The Hepatitis C Trust is doing to help others achieve what can seem an impossible task on their own.’

Pete Johnson

‘I ran my first 5K run at Darley park in Derby and decided to use the opportunity to support The Hep C Trust because of my experiences working with patients who have been infected'.

'I chose the Hep C Trust as my charity due to my day job as a research nurse working with patients with hep C. I have learned a great deal from the patients I work with and I feel strongly about the difficulties they face'.

'The Trust do fantastic work in helping spread the word about hepatitis C and offering support to those infected.’

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Jehu Bike Ride

A huge thank you to Staff from Waterstone Homes and Jehu Project Services who held a charity bike ride along the Taff Trail in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust and raised nearly £3000. Dave Thomas, purchasing manager and a haemophiliac said: “Jehu Group has been very supportive of me and of the charity bike ride. They allowed us to hold it on a work day and have helped us with our fundraising. The Hepatitis C Trust is a fantastic resource and support network so it’s nice to be able to give something back.”

Simone Drinkwater who along with Henry Hyde decided in their words ‘to get off the sofa and start doing some serious exercise’ and raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust. The Sussex March raised a fantastic £1100 and was from Battle Abbey, near Hastings, to Lewes Castle, a distance of nearly 25 miles across the beautiful county of East Sussex.

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Phil n Richard Myers
Brothers, Phil and Rich Myers ran the Frankfurt marathon on 30th Oct and raised over £600.
‘Due to a freak of nature, or genetic mutation, for some reason we are both into running at the mo (pending injuries!).
We're raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust, a cause close to our hearts.’

Dr Mark Hallam achieved a successful ascent of Mount Aconcagua, at 22,840ft the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas, in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust. We are extremely proud and grateful to Mark, who has raised over £4,750 for The Hepatitis C Trust with this incredible journey.

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Cake Eaters Anonymous raised £285 at their October 2011 Halloween event.
'It was the first time we tried suggesting a theme for the cakes and it went very well. We had spooky Halloween cakes, warming Bonfire Night cakes, Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, as well as an assortment of the usual cupcakes, sponge cakes and many more. We also ran a raffle for the first time which proved very popular!'

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Zehra Chudry

Zehra Chudry ran the Richmond Marathon and raised £340 after a close family member was diagnosed with hepatitis C and successfully did treatment. ‘We are aware of how lucky we are, because for many diagnosis comes too late.’

Richard Galbraith raised nearly £5000 running the Marathon de Sables, a 6 day 250km race across the Sahara desert, and the toughest race in the world, and dedicated this to his late father and his mother-in-law who has been affected for the past 30 years with hepatitis C from an infected blood transfusion after the birth of his wife.
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