Colin Hare Runs for the M.E, CFS & Fibromyalgia Recovery Assoication

Welcome to Colin Hare's Charitable Donation Page! Colin is running the Leeds Half Marathon in May in aid of the M.E, CFS & Fibromyalgia Recovery Assoication and would really appreciate your support. Here's why:

M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S.) and Fibromylagia are exhaustive conditions that drastically hinder the lives of over 17 million people worldwide, including over 250,000  in the UK. Treatment guidelines vary from country to country.  The success rates of the current UK guidelines are limited, and all too often result in learning to cope with the problem, rather than solving it .  The M.E., C.F.S. and Fibromyalgia Recovery Association  believe that a holistic approach is a more effective cause of treatment, which can in fact lead to full recovery from these potentially life-limiting illnesses.

This cause is close to my heart because my wife, Ellouise, was diagnosed with C.F.S. in 2010, though she had been suffering from it for at least a year prior to this.  This significantly affected our lives, with sudden and inconsistent downfalls in energy levels meaning Ellouise could not work and as a young couple we could rarely make social plans, and those that were made often had to be cancelled at the last minute .
Our Initial research into the condition painted a picture of a permanent lifestyle of extremely limited activity, and a very real prospect of a health decline that could render my wife bedbound. The fantastic news is all changed once we found the advice, help and support offered by the M.E CFS and fibromyalgia recovery Association  [ www.merecovery ] who enabled us to find our way to a recovery programme. Ellouise is well on her way to recovery, now being able to exercise regularly and ready to start looking for work.

The M.E Recovery Association aims to shift the mindset around  these conditions from management to one focused on full recovery.  With more funding I know this organisation could benefit so many more sufferers by offering a first port-of-call for advice from former sufferers that have now recovered and conducting NHS trials of their treatment methods.  In an effort to raise funds for this cause I am taking part in the Leeds Half Marathon, aiming for a finish time of 1 hour 35 minutes.  This has required extensive training and will need me to push to my limit, and no doubt cause pain for a few days!  I’d be very grateful for any support you could offer for this fantastic cause.

Thank you,

Colin ran the Leeds half marathon in May 2012 in 1 hour 44 minutes and raised over £700 in support of the M.E Recovery Association. Colin was so excited that he has decided to run the Chester marathon in October to raise more funds.  He is now running this years Leeds Half marathon to try to achieve is personal best and raise more funds for The Association. Please show Colin your support and give generously so that we can help to support recoverers and carers of this debilitating condition worldwide.

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