Thursday, 4 August 2011

Day 96 - Underway

So many people to thank today. The charity fund has now gone through the 47, 48 and £49,000 barriers. Thanks to everyone who has donated to the 2 charities today. All donations are greatly appreciated whether they be pocket money or a huge sum such as the one from Chapman Ventilation.

I felt so honoured today when a donation from Sir Bobby Robson's family was made. The following message was left on the site"`keep going son` as he would say. From Lady Elsie, Mark, Paul, Andrew and all at the Foundation.". And keep going I will over the final 220 or so miles to New York.

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Ian Young's Mam last night. Ian is a great lad, accomplished runner and has ran many a mile with me in training. My thoughts are with Ian and his family. Today's miles are dedicated to the memory of his Mam.

If you would like to sponsor my run across the USA then donations can be made in a number of ways. have introduced a brilliant new free donation method. Did you know that you can now donate to the 2 charities using your mobile phone?

To donate an amount to St Benedict's Hospice, please text your desired amount and the following code RNGR98 to 70070:

To donate an amount to The Children's Foundation, please text your desired amount and the following code RNGR99 to 70070:

Donations can also be made direct to St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation using the following links to

(St Benedict's Hospice)

(The Children's Foundation)

Finally, a donation can be made via cheque payable to 'The Children's Foundation' or 'St Benedict's Hospice' and sent to the following addresses:

FAO Libby Nolan
The Children's Foundation,
PO Box 2YB,
Sir James Spence Institute,
Victoria Wing,
Royal Victoria Infirmary,
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne.
NE99 2YB.

FAO Sylvia Stoneham
St Benedict's Hospice.
Monkwearmouth Hospital,
Newcastle Road,
SR5 1NB.