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The Reason I Run
23rd January 2017

The vast majority of students at the school will be aware of my fundraising efforts in the past. From sky diving to mud runs I always look to try and help out a charity very close to my heart.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is very important to me as they do some great work towards finding a cure for CF. My wife, who is also a PE teacher, has Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that effects mostly the lungs, but also cause complications with the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. The disease effects one out of every three thousand people including myself. There is no cure but the disease is treated with daily oral antibiotics, breathing treatments, chest therapy, and enzymes before every meal. The average life span of someone with CF is 37 yrs. old. Every day they are getting get closer to a cure.

My wife was diagnosed with this disease at birth but it hasn't affected her desire to be active and help young people engage in sport. She is a big inspiration to her students and I am really proud of what she has accomplished. It is because of this desire to help such a great cause that I have ended up with a Virgin London Marathon place.

The CF Trust will be using the money that I raise (your kind sponsorship) to research and hopefully find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Any money that you can spare would be very much appreciated. Anything and everything is a great help to this wonderful charity.

Thank you for all of your support.

Mr D Shoesmith

You can donate to Mr Shoesmith’s funraising page on Virgin Money Giving.

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