Running for Nanny Pat 🌈❤️

By Jodie Gutteridge

I am Taking It On this November

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am Taking It On.

Throughout the month of November I will be  attempting to Run/Jog 100miles🏃🏼‍♀️ I'm by no means a natural runner and this will be the biggest challenge I have ever taken part of in my life.

The reason why this is so important to me Is because I'm not only trying to raise awareness about this awful disease but to also try and raise as much money as I can for the research into this silent killer.

My beautiful, loving and kind Mom- my best friend (Pat)has recently been diagnosed with advanced stage Pancreatic cancer which has metastasize to her Liver. For a fit, healthy, life loving woman. It just show's that it does not discriminate.

Most people are often diagnosed at a later or advanced stage with Pancreatic cancer. Meaning that for many time is limited.

Please support me and my fundraising. Together we can make a difference and fund world-leading research to find that breakthrough in new treatments and improve the speed of diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer is tough but together, we’ll Take It On. 🌈


 Since I set up my fund raising platform for pancreatic cancer awareness, my Mom sadly passed away on 20th October 2020. 8 weeks in total from initial diagnosis .😓💔

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

19th November 2020💜🌈💜 Happy Birthday Nanny pat.

Today 19th November.  Is world Pancreatic awareness Day!💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
 This day was always going to be a significant day for me alike many others. It would have been my mom's 72nd Birthday🎂 and a day of celebration was planned along with raising as much awareness about this vile disease as possible.

 A whole month has gone by without mom here and it doesn't yet seem real. A month of tears... Emotions... And missing the person who I've loved all my life and in turn who has loved me 💔.

 Moms funeral was held on Friday 13th and it really was (under the circumstances) a true reflection and celebration of her life. A beautiful service full of colour, love and happiness.

 I had initially planned on holding an online raffle tonight with lots of fabulous prizes and donations being made by local independent businesses in and around Walsall and the West Midlands.   The tickets Didn't arrive in time .... And still haven't.... so I'm now having to re think of a new date and method of holding the draw. Hopefully before the end of this month.

 Since mom passed away, It has made me more focused and determined to succeed and embrace challenge. 
 My 100 mile running challenge throughout November was always going to be near on impossible. I remember the look on my mom's face as I told her about my challenge. It was a look as if to say  what the heck!!!! You really are taking this seriously....

 As a child I hated any type of running.... From school cross country to having to take regular fitness tests at work I've always found it difficult. 
This challenge was always going to test me physically... Mentally and emotionally.
One thing that has inspired me throughout this difficult time is the fact that my mom never gave up!  She stood her ground and fought with passion and bravery right until the very end.
I fondly think of mom and a  smile is always brought to my face when I look back at her very last Oncology appointment. She was telling Dr Kunene all about my fundraising efforts and my plan to run 100 miles in November and  her plan to join in on some of the mile stones like the first mile of my challenge and the last mile 💜🌈 she was even trying to get them to sponsor me 💷💷💷💳💰

After mom passed away... I found myself a little lost and still am.   I set myself a personal challenge  to try and get as many miles completed by my mom's birthday (today).   I've had to take a couple of days rest to allow for my poor legs to recover and to allow myself some time and headspace on the lead up to mom's funeral last week...

 As of this morning..... At 9.30am 19th November 2020 I'm  currently 12 miles from target 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️
I plan on going out this afternoon and getting as many of the 12 miles completed as possible. I may have to settle for completing my challenge tomorrow morning and listen to my body screaming at me wondering what on earth is going on.

 🤞🤞🤞 For my challenge to be completed 10 days ahead of target. 😁

 For now I will again thank you all for the continued support and please where possible light a candle for Nanny pat at 7pm  this evening and have a toast to celebrate her life.. remember and think of all the other people who are currently fighting against  cancer.

If you wish to donate towards my fundraising..... Then please  click on the donation button on my sponsorship page 💜

Happy Birthday Mom 🎈

A week of memories 🌈💜🌈

 So Today Sunday 8th November 2020. 
Marks remembrance Sunday a very poignant day that marks our annual calendar. A day of reflection and a day of pride as we remember those that have sacrificed all to allow us the life that we live today.  Today we marked this occasion in midst of lockdown due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Not able to attend a remembrance service that my village annually holds... I set my final run of Week 1 around our village cenotaph. Taking a minute out of my run to stop...  Reflect and remember ❤️

It's been a funny old year... lost time with loved ones.... Some more fortunate than others however one thing that we  hold onto is memories. It somehow helps u to move through troubled times.

 I've been sorting mom's funeral arrangements out with family all week.  A time for reflection and a time to think of memories involving my beautiful mom. It just doesn't at all seem real enough and At times feels like it's all a dream. The hope  that at some stage I will wake up from this dream is what keeps me going. 

Moms funeral will be held on Friday 13th November 2020  at streetly crematorium.  A day to celebrate her life for how she lived it.  Vibrant, full of love and a celebration. It's Just unfortunate that  Covid has put a hold on sending nanny pat off in true style. A big party and celebration  is what we shall look forward to in the near future  if Life ever returns to a more normal state.

 For  mom's funeral we are asking for family flowers only and Goes without saying for those that wish to pay respects to my mom we will be encouraging people to make a donation towards my fundraising efforts for pancreatic cancer awareness.
  If you do wish to make a donation just simply leave a tribute comment Along side your donation so  we as a family can  send our thanks to you 🌈💜

🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️RUNNING 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️
 I've now reached day 8 of running my 100miles  throughout November and have so far covered 40.78 miles in total. Some days I've really really struggled to even peel my head from my pillow but life goes on as they say.
My legs are in bits but every step of my journey both my Mom and Dad are in my thoughts along with prayers held for all those  that are also  faced with this journey ahead as they fight bravely  against cancer. It's true that it affects everyone not just the person with the diagnosis.

 My group of fundraisers are currently only a few £ £s short of £2000 which is absolutely incredible. This money will be used  to help fight against this vile disease and bring much needed research. It will hopefully lead to the possibility of one day  being able to receive an early diagnosis Which is crucial if anyone  stand's a chance of beating pancreatic cancer.

  I will say it time and time again how grateful I am for everyone who is sponsoring both myself and my participants   in "The real NP Runner's"

Let's raise shit loads of awareness and raise shit loads of money .
 Stay safe 🌈 and love to you all.

 💞Jodie💞

   

Days are more challenging than others 💜

So the passing of my dear mother (nanny pat) on 20th October 2020, meant that this 100 mile challenge was always going to be harder than I had planned for. The motivation  recently to keep me going was fading and I have truly been struggling to come to terms with why she was taken away from me so soon after diagnosis. 8 weeks in total and 13 weeks from first symptoms💔.
 Mom had always  planned to complete my first mile run🏃🏼‍♀️ with me albeit it on her Newly purchased mobility scooter ...her imagination around how it would look was magical.  Fancy dress she had opted for😂❤️.
The fundraising  set out from the start was always going to be about making people aware of the practically symptomless  disease......however it's  now also taken course to be completed in the memory of my beautiful mom 🌈. 

Yesterday I completed my first run on the 100 mile challenge, a little over 5 miles. I have no doubt that she was with me every step of the way. I felt a fire burn from within that pushed me further and further and that is what is going to keep me going.... She will be with me every step of the way and her memory will live on.

 This morning  2nd November has seen me complete a further 5 miles.
No doubt about it that challenge is going to leave me broken... Sore and perhaps unable to move some days but despite the physical pain and the daily mental challenge to actually get out of the house I will do it💪

I will try and give you daily updates not only  about myself  but also how the rest of my fund raisers are progressing......my fantastic family and friends who have also jumped on board to offer their support and encouragement are taking part..... each tailoring their own sponsorship of challenges to suit their personal circumstances. I'm truly overwhelmed.

Each of the runners and the bike riders are all programmed up to the Strava App where  the details of their tasks are being logged.

 I cannot thank enough each and everyone of you who have Offered support and who have been generous enough to offer a donation so far. 
 It really is inspiring and encouraging me to push myself that little bit harder despite having days where I just miss my mom so much it's a challenge just getting out of bed...
A new national 2nd covid 19 lockdown looming it's giving me something positive to focus on
10 miles down in 2 days... 😎💜🏃🏼‍♀️❣️💜🌈

Stay safe everyone 💜🌈💜

Life lessons 💜🌈

So the last week has been one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. 

Nanny Pat has had a tough week  and been quite unwell meaning myself and my brother's have pretty much turned into carer's and having to look after her for the moment. I've learnt a lot of valuable lessons the last few days and patience is one of them. Learning to appreciate every second of every day and cherish the most smallest of memories.

A visit to see Dr Kunene yesterday  (mom's) oncologist , for more blood Tests. She's such a wonderful lady and very compassionate. 
 Unfortunately mom's  palliative chemotherapy has been put back further whilst more investigations and scans are conducted.  She's getting weaker by the day and  every second counts.  Yesterday 13th October,  Mom woke up bright as button. Remarkable considering she had spent pretty much of the past three days asleep in bed. it's lifted our spirits a little as She's been delegating her orders and task's  "getting her house in order" and has been like my mom again. She's made a list and wants her house redecorating and her bedroom 💜, I think it's all the daytime TV she's been watching giving her  some inspiration.  In-between hospital appointments she had me pushing her around DFS and SCS looking at new sofas.
So it looks like the weekend I will be busy painting.😊

I had hoped to cover a few miles this week with running  and get some preparations in task  ready for the start of next month but I've not done half as much as I has envisaged. I'm  having a day at home today and will hopefully get out. I find it's a great way to clear my head and at the moment It's very welcomed.

Thank you to everyone who has so far donated raffle prizes. I'm still awaiting the tickets to arrive! 
And also thank you to those who have purchased  gingerbread men!!! Made by the lovely Mary Donovan 🌈 I will be getting those out in the post to you over the next few days.   If you would like to purchase one then please get in touch I have a limited number left.

Please keep mom in your thoughts and  I will keep you updated on  the fundraising over the next few days.  Thank you for the support 🌈💜🌈💜🌈💜🌈 Jodie.




Preparation is key! 💜🌈💜

 Good afternoon all, 
I just wanted to update you on the progress we are making with the fundraising efforts and so far we are now almost at £1200, which is huge amount 👌🎉.

I've been spamming most of you with Facebook posts over the last few days. The decision was met to set up a Facebook group titled Nanny pat. It will be on this group Where we hope to keep you all updated about our individual sponsorship journeys and information on other fundraising activities that we have planned throughout the duration of November. If you are already on it  then please feel free to invite as many of your friends as possible.

 Our fundraising team is growing by the day and I'm overwhelmed by the support of both my friends and family who have so far joined up to help with this great challenge. Each individual will complete there own personal task.. some are bike riding.... Some are walking... And  some like me are running ❤️ not all are completing 100 miles. There is flexibility and some are coming up with their own innovative ideas.
   
I will be posting suggestions for different challenges over the next few weeks so if you feel like you can  step up to challenge then please feel free to add your own Personal journey onto our team Real NP runner's 🌈

Some of us have already started with our preparation and training. We will all be tracked for our physical activities via the Strava App. 
19th November  marks national pancreatic cancer awareness Day. Ironically This is also  Nanny Pat's  birthday🎂... So in celebration of  her Birthday I will be holding a live raffle on Facebook. I will soon post details around the sale of raffle tickets and of course all the proceeds will go to pancreatic cancer research. 

I've already approached some local businesses and received some fantastic donations towards prizes. There will be a weeks self catering holiday rental to Spain up for grabs for a start,  hampers, gift vouchers and amazing beauty treatments. I will keep you all posted on the progress and update you re the raffle ☺️🌈 in the meantime if you think you would like to gift prizes towards our raffle then please do get in touch.

  💜Thank you for the continued support much love and positive prayers Jodie 💜

Thank you 🌈

I just wanted to write a little note to thank each and everyone of you who have donated so far! I'm totally lost for words at how much we have managed to raise in less than a 24 hour period!!!!!  I set my inital fund raising target at £250 as I was a little apprehensive of even being able to raise that much.... But We have absolutely smashed it.❤️  So a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart 🌈😘 Jode

p.s. If any of you would like to join in with some fund raising or take on a challenge of your own please 😜 feel free. It doesn't have to be 100miles..... And certainly doesn't have to be a run.  It could be Walk a mile a day, walk 5000 steps a day throughout the month of November, have a little think and be as innovative as you like with ideas.  There's lots of things to consider.... take a look at the  weblink ! We would love to have you join our team of fund raising  💜💜💜💜

Thank you to my Supporters

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Alison Hodgkins

Well done everyone. Love the Hodgkins family

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Cheryl Gallo

You have smashed it! Well done! Really proud of your achievement 😊😊

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Kate And Ian Xx

Fabulous achievement jode xx

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Bekki Rix

Well done Donna and everyone involved xx

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Linda Knight

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Maxine Richards

So proud of you Jodie, cancer is such a wicked disease, it seems to effect more and more lives, be it a victim or family and friends. Stay strong ♥️👏🏾👏🏾🤗

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Sharon Whitehouse

Well done Jodie you’ve done amazing x

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Rebecca Rowley

Jodie, I have been so moved watching your story over the past few months. I can't begin to imagine what you, your mum and the kids went through in such a short space of time. I don't even know you and I've been in tears! We lost a work colleague to the same thing within weeks of diagnosis. It's a bastard. Well done lady!

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Hoppers

Well done you

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Ste Taylor

Well done Jodie, proud of you mate and your mom would be so so proud of you xx

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Ben Wilson

Top Work, Keep pushing! X

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Helenkay Tierney

Well done Jodie, great job ,your Mom would be so proud xx

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Jill From The Uk

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Biddy

Well done Jodie x

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Shelagh Ashford

Pat would be so proud of you. God bless x x

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Malcolm Bullock

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Susan Norton

So sorry about your mum Pat. From my own family history I know how important research is for this disease. Well Done..keep going xx

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Marc Lenton

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Tracey Mcreesh

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Rob & Irene Rees

Thinking of you and your family today. Love Uncle Rob and Irene ❤️

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Ade, Sarah And The Kids

Do it cuz for Aunty 3 Sugars :)

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Shirley Gutteridge

Sorry can't be with you today, sending all my love.xxx

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Garry Wilkinson

Thinking of you all today, remembering a wonderful lady x

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Keane Family ( Raymond Close)

Will be missed such a lovely woman Pat was always time for a chat and a drink x Thoughts go out to you and all the family at this sad time xxxxx

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Lee Coyne

Good on you and well done Jodie. Love to all of you at this very sad time .... RIP Pat back with jo .. we have got lovely memories of you both.. Coyney Kez Heidi xxxx

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Andy Billingham,graham Billingham,kim Billingham, Sarah,david,neil, And The Beautiful Harriet Xxxxxxccc

Aunty Patricia Reply was Andrew lol You are missed by all Such a lovely lady Friendly outgoing proper Walsall FC Lady, we will miss you up the Bescot stadium, Took to soon but re-united with the famous Piggin Joe Never forgotten love to you and rest in peace with joe xxxxxxxxxxxx Goodnight Godbless xx

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Clint Rose

The 10th of October 2019 my own mother died of a subarachnoid haemorrhage completely out of nowhere at 63 and this hit me hard , if it wasn’t for the empathy that Jay showed on a night I needed it the most i really dont know what would of happened. I can never repay him for that. He shared his own experience around losing his Dad which clearly was still very rore for him. I’m really sorry for your loss and I understand how painful this time is for you all . 💔💔💔 Deepest condolences Clint

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Julie

Love and prayers to you and your family xx

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Sukhy Locking

Good Luck Jodie. You have already beyond smashed it by raising so much awareness. Your parents would both be very very proud. ❤️

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Marie Gandy

Fantastic keep going 🏃‍♀️

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Doreen

All the best Donna and everyone else

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Sophie Spence

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Stefanie Sadler

So sorry Jodie. So in memory of your beautiful mum Pat go and smash this challenge. You can do it!! Sending lots of Love Stef xxx

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Amanda

So proud of you Jodie amazing effort loads of love and light

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Laura B

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Russ

Good Luck Jodie and your team of runners.

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Paul Hopley

You’re doing a great job mate. Well done 👏

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Judith Jennings

Well Done you keep going your doing great 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Jo & Luca Cabena

So sorry for your loss, good luck Jodie your doing a great thing x Jay thinking about you x

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Jennifer Brownridge

She did a lot for Chris Brownridge and Libby Thacker,driving them to College and back.Bless her.Thinking of you.xxxxx

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Lindsey Walker

Good Luck Jode, you’re doing amazing xx 🏃‍♀️ ❤️

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Julie Mayo

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Matthew Crowley

Best of luck with it Jodie!

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Georgia Glew

Good luck hunni your mum would be so proud 💗

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Ann Lawton

Hi Jodie, I’m so sorry to hear about your mum, it’s such a horrible cancer and takes hold so fast. My mum passed in a similar way so would really like to contribute to this excellent cause. My thoughts are with you xxx

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Linz Jarratt

Good luck Jodie. Sending love to you, your mom and family Xxxxxx

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Michell Burke

You are amazing xx

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Ali

Wow- what an amazing challenge! You are inspiring me to give it a go and, more importantly, doing something amazing for a wonderful cause.

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Lorna K

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Valerie Pace

Gew on our babs 💪🏽 Smash it jode!! Big big love to you and momma Pat xxx 😘

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Parv Moore

Good luck Jode, sending you and all your family our love xxx

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Sarah Scott

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Gemma Sherrington

so sorry to hear this. Well done jode. You got this xx

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Joan Geddes

Good luck jodie, you can do it xx

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Jean Horton

Good luck, love to you and your mom from aunty Jean xxxx Best foot forward

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Jemma Lawrence

Good luck Jodie, im sure you’ll smash it!!

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Surjit Harvey

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Nickala Sarjant

I send you and your mom Lots of love you will be in my thoughts ❤️

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Rebecca Tuckey

Good luck Jodie, love to you and your mum xx

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Debbie Rhooms

Sending all my love to you all especially Jodie & Pat. You can do it Jodie- it’s like running cross country at Aldridge school everyday xxx

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Jonathan Marklew

Well done Jodie and good luck x

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Sarah Hogan

Lots of love to you all xx

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G.c. Jones

I'm sure you will find wings on your feet when you start running for you Mam. Good luck, all our love.

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Natalie Mole

Big hugs for aunt xx go for it Jodie you will smash it

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Jeanette Sidebotham

Best of luck Jodie xxx

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Marilyn Mckoy

Lot's of love. Marilyn

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Lisa Turner

Good Luck Jodie, so sorry to hear of your reasons for taking on this challenge. Sending you all our best wishes. Lisa Ste Lauren and Erin xx

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Tracey Bradshaw

So sorry to hear this stay strong and good luck we are all behind you xx

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Keri Painter

Good luck with your run, thinking of pat and all the family xx

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Baz&caf

Thinking of you &!your beautiful family 🥰 xx

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Jess Groves

Love you Pat x All the best Jo, you will smash it x

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Laura Dodd

Devastated for you all 💔 You got this Jodie 🏃🏼‍♀️ You will smash it 👊

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Becky

Wishing you the very best of luck lovely ull smash it love all of us x

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Run like the wind Jodie! Much love to you both. Stay strong. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (1 for each mile!)

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Jo Clanfield

You’ve got this Jodie! 💪

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Caroline Hewston

Jodie sending you big loves and the best of luck... I know you will run your socks off and smash this! Love Cazzy and clan xxx

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Chantelle Goundry

So sorry to hear this Jodie. Sending all our love Chan and Matt x

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Lorna Pennycook

Good luck our Jode go smash it love from Lorna xxxx

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Sally Quigley

Good luck Jodie Such a worthy cause. You’ll smash those 100 miles xxx

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Wendy & Steve Myatt

Good luck, you are doing an amazing thing, well done 👍

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Jacquie Ashton

Your mum Pat is a lovely lady, who adores you kids and grandkids to bits ❤❤ how could I not contribute to such an excellent cause! Best wishes Jodie xxxx

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Victoria Dolan

Best of luck with it - you got this! Lots of love xx

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Ruth Mills

Best of luck Jodie!! Such a great cause.

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Claire Dench

Good Luck Jodie, sending love to your mom xxx

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Caroline Finch

Love to you all xx

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Gemma Bird

We can do it! Xx

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Nicky Perkins

Thinking of you, I know you’ll absolutely smash this challenge and make your mom super proud x

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Michael Moss

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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❤️❤️❤️

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Kerry Albutt

So sorry to hear this Jodie xx

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Gail Jones

You can do it . Good Luck xx

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Amanda Woods

Good luck Jodie thinking of you all xx

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Lloydy

You're still a short ass but go on Jode!

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Aphrodite George

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Derek Loundes

This has knocked me for 6 Jodie. Go smash it girl

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Claire Merrell

Thinking if you all at this time ❤️

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John And Jenny Deeley

You go girl xx

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Vicki Eddies

Good luck Jodie...you’ll smash it 🏃‍♀️ 💕💕💕

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Debbie Prince

So sorry to hear this x

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Amy Etherington

I’m sure you’ll absolutely smash it Jodie! Sending all our love xxxx

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Leanne Evans

Good luck Jodie. Go smash it. X

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Tracy Mancini

All the very best Hun xx So sorry sending love for you and your mom xx