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MyasthenicKids iMAP Your Finances Triathlon 2011

iMapFinances

iMap generously match funded every entry fee in donations

Immense thanks to all the competitors and marshals – and all the Hurst friends and family – that came to the Triathlon today! It was an amazing event with some fantastic displays of athleticism and courage :-)

Emma, Denise and Michele, you organised and ran a truly great event. Ladies, you are awesome!

We won’t know exactly how much we raised yet, but it is currently looking like somewhere between £4,000 and £5,000 – please let Nick have any further collections or pay in directly to http://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Bedford - all contributions greatly recieved.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! 

AND THE RESULTS

 

Name
Mins
Secs
Place
Andrew Pinker
33
54
1
Kevin Hinton
37
52
2
Selma Stafford
39
7
3
Carol Wright
39
          21*
              *
Alex Powell
39
30
4
Glenn Cameron
40
57
5
Tom Wright
41
26
6
Roderick Holdsworth
43
9
7
Nick Hughes
43
18
8
Claire Cresswell
44
33
9
David Stevenson
47
25
10
Tessa Schaeffer
49
23
11
Helena Higgens
49
58
12
Will Perry
50
57
13
Esme Corbould
54
22
14
Gary Coomber
56
27
15
Caroline Revell
67
34
16
Emma Easterbrook
68
0
17
Nadia Stacey
68
0
18
Sharon Starr
68
18
19
Michele Pearson
73
34
20
Catherine Holdsworth
85
12
21
Ashley Maylin
DNC
 -
 -
Denise Smith
DNC
 -
 -
Hayley Berry
DNC
 -
 -
Helen Bedford
DNC
 -
 -
Jack Bedford
DNC
 -
 -
Jon Sewell-Rutter
DNC
 -
 -
Paul Wills
DNC
 -
 -
Sophie Giles
DNC
 -
 -
Wendy Wood
DNC
 -
 -
DNC = Did Not Compete/Ill

The Triathlon

A group of mums in the Reception class of Ned Bedford whose twin, Charlie, has Myasthenia – Emma, Denise and Michelle – came up with the wonderful idea of the iMAP Your Finances Triathalon at Hurst in order to raise money for what will be the third annual MGA Children’s Weekend for families of children with Myasthenia.

Myasthenia is a weird and wonderful neuromuscular disease – weird in that it is incredibly rare and complex, and wonderful in that our kids are all very special people. Perhaps the most important part of the annual Children’s Weekend therefore is that it enables the children to meet other children like themselves. It also enables the parents to learn from each other about how best to care for and support children with a complex neuromuscular condition that is on the frontline of research.

We hold workshops about physio and occupational therapy, school needs and benefits advice. And we invite the research teams at Newcastle, Oxford and Great Ormond Street to come and tell us about the latest breakthroughs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hL855aNXFKU

The video on this page was taken recently and shows 4yr old Toby Jones climbing up the stairs. It is a good example of how difficult life can be for our children. And also just how determined they are!

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