I am doing a half marathon in aid of Woking hospice. Jesus Christ.

Here, straight from justgiving.com/halfmarathonnightmare/ [http://www.justgiving.com/halfmarathonnightmare/] is my reason:

Woking Hospice really looked after Rob Kinsey and his family during his illness. Kinsey was a total top-banana and the hospice deserves this incredibly modest donation to keep providing formidable support to people.

Please donate generously

I absolutely hate running half marathons, I did one in reading 8 years ago and it was horrible. You’re not sponsoring me to spend a week fettling with llamas in the himalayas or do a sky-dive, this marabastard will require significant committment, effort and willpower on my behalf. There are no upsides other than the knowledge that the money raised will absolutely make a difference.

If you find it hard to connect yourself with this type of request, remember that Rob worked with me, drove a car, had hobbies, a wife, kids and nipped down the shops for stuff. Just total normality until melanoma was discovered.

He was one hell of a big strong bastard but the support of the hospice was something that he and his family still really really needed and benefitted from hugely.

Please help me blow this £750 target out of the water, it is an incredibly worthy cause and I want to give a big thumbs-up to them in Robs memory.

So there you go. Please support the marabastard by texting BSTD99 followed by £2, £5 or £10 to 70070. You can donate amounts larger than this on the website.

These 252 words were written on Tue Mar 26, 2013
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