Fitness February
February 2019

Fanny Takes On Fitness February!

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Karen McAuley

Total raised


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

150 Complete
150% of £100.00 target

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I do not want one more person to suffer this terrible disease or their family to have to stand by and watch, helplessly.

In memory of

Arthur & Amy Eborn and Carole Anne McAuley

Today, 28th January 2019, is the seventh anniversary of my mother’s passing and the twentieth anniversary of my grandmothers.

Cancer has taken from me, the only two grandparents that I ever really knew and the only parent that I ever really had, my mother.

I always tell people that in the absence of my father, I was raised by ‘the ‘family’ and I am incredibly proud of this.

My grandfather passed when I was only nine but I remember him so well....the chocolate bars that he brought home with him after work, the trips to the seaside and the way he hugged me on his lap, after I fell top to bottom down the stairs, with my Penny Puppy Walker, one Christmas, as he proclaimed, with certain expletives.....who bought her that.....!!!

Somewhere down the line, I affectionately and not disrespectfully, began to call my grandmother Amy and she had her own nickname for me! The last time that I heard her call me this, I was walking toward her bed in the hospice, as she beamed and proclaimed it, at the top of her voice....I recall that it was a fully occupied six bed ward at that time.....I cherish the memory and always laugh when I think of it.....

When I was younger, my mother would refer to me as Fanny Fanackapan.....a name that many of you also now refer to me affectionately as, please don’t stop, I love it!

I had planned to take on my first chipped 10K race during this month but six weeks of influenza and a bacterial lung infection and doctors orders, have sadly put pay to my training and my goal therefore....just for now!

I promise however to get out there and do my absolute best, every single day of this challenge!

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Mark Mills



+£12.50 Gift Aid

I wonder how many different activities you can squeeze into February...
Go girl!!


Karen McAuley



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Emma Gibbons



+£5.00 Gift Aid

My ickle friend Fanny.... May you work your ass off this month, and all for a good cause xx


Kevin Bisset




Moira Dawe



+£5.00 Gift Aid

This is fab Karen. Supporting you all the way and know for sure your dear Mum and grandparents will be looking down with deep love and pride in you. M


Zoe Cox



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Fanny! X

Total raised£150.00



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