If you want some inspiration on starting your own AKU fundraising event, have a look at what our previous fundraisers have achieved.

Katja & Ana

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Katja and Ana raised £651.82 running the Cambridge Half Marathon in 2019

Katja and Ana ran the Cambridge Half Marathon and raised £651.82. Over 9,000 runners took part in the Cambridge Half Marathon. Ana finished in 2 hours and 10 minutes and Katja finished in just under 3 hours. The AKU Society were all very proud of the pair and they raised a great amount of funds. If you are interested in running for the AKU Society, then head over to our page that will give you tips and preparation for a race.

Hanna

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Hannah climbed to Mount Everest basecamp raising £900 for us in 2017

Hannah raised £900 climbing the Mount Everest Basecamp. She said the hardest preparation was preparing for the altitudes on Everest. She had to cycle in a special chamber mimicking the conditions at 4000 metres. She climbed the height of 5,545 metres and it took an incredible 12-day journey to do so. If you are interested in organising your own AKU fundraising event, then click here to find out how to do so.

Jamie

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Jamie ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon in 2018 raising £363.65

Jamie raised £363.65 running the Edinburgh Half Marathon. He was the 4,027th runner to finish, with 10,533 runners taking part. This put him comfortably in the top half of finishers. It was his first time running and took him 1 hour, 56 minutes and 21 seconds.

Jamie said: “I’m very proud to have run the Edinburgh half marathon for the AKU Society. My legs weep but my heart swells. AKU is a dreadful disease, which is too often ignored because it’s so rare. I’m so glad I did something to help.” If you would like to run for AKU, click here to get more information to run for us.

Carol

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Carol raised £112.50 for the Garrod Day Coffee Morning in 2018

Carol raised £112.50 on Garrod Day Coffee Morning selling cakes, second-hand books and AKU Christmas Cards. She made cheese and fruit scones, raspberry, lemon and almond tarts, mince pies, chocolate cookies and chocolate twit-t-woo cakes. A yummy day indeed. Click here if you would like to know how to organise your Garrod Day Coffee Morning in November.

Joe

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Joe ran the London Marathon in 2017 and raised a total of £1725

Joe raised a staggering £1725 running the London Marathon in 2017. He managed to finish the race under 4 hours

Team Cambridge

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Rory, Matthew, Robert and Simon all raised £1609 running the Cambridge Half Marathon in 2017

Rory, Matthew, Robert and Simon ran the Cambridge Half Marathon in 2017, raising £1609 in total for the AKU Society. Their funds went towards our first ever Children’s Workshop later that year. Some of the runners had no previous running experience before the half marathon, an impressive achievement. If you feel inspired to run a half marathon, then click here to get more information and tips on how to succeed in a fundraising run.

Want to organise your own event?

Click here if you want more information on how to organise your own AKU event raising vital funds for the AKU Society.

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