Spitfires Runner to Munch Marathon

3 years ago By Mark Smith

Spitfires supporter Paul Goodricke has kindly offered to run the London Marathon, donating 50% of his sponsorship money to SASRA (SAS Regimental Assn)

On behalf of Spitfires Rugby, we wish Paul all the very best with this and I think we can all safely mutter under our breath 'glad it's you & not me chuffing outta me ring!!' :) A fantastic gesture & I hope that we can all do our bit, however great or small, to gee Paul on & help raise as much as possible for these very worthy charities.


Best regards - The Spitfires Committee
Dear All,

I hope everyone is well – I think I may not be!!

For some years now I have been entering the London Marathon ballot confident in the knowledge that I had scant chance of getting a place but alas my luck ran out this year and I now have to run!!

As this is a ballot place I am not bound to run for a particular charity and have chosen two worthy causes for one or both of which I hope you might be kind enough to sponsor me.


I am hoping to complete the 26 Miles 385 yards in under 4½ hours - that’s about 14½oz a minute, so no mean feat for a fat bast*rd!!

If you visit my Virgin Money giving page (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=PaulGoodricke) you can choose between:

The Special Air Service Regimental Association (SASRA) (http://www.marsandminerva.co.uk/)

The aims and objects of the Association, are to promote the well-being of its members and their dependants and to maintain the Regiment’s tradition and esprit de corps. However, the Association’s priority is, and always has been, the welfare of its members. Over the last few years the Special Air Service Association has paid out an average of £120,000 a year for direct financial support to members who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves needing a helping hand. No member or member’s widow or dependant is ever turned away, if the problem is a genuine one.


Demelza House Children’s Hospice (http://demelza.org.uk/)

Demelza is a charity providing hospice care for children, with life-limiting conditions, and their families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.
• We provide services through Community Care, Hospice Care, Planned Short Breaks, Emergency Respite,Therapies, Symptom Control, End-of-life Care, and Bereavement Support.
• These services are currently provided by Demelza Kent, an eight bedded hospice in Sittingbourne, Demelza South East London, six bedded hospice in Eltham, and Demelza Community, a hospice at home service operating in East Sussex, West Kent and South East London.
• There are currently over 700 children and families across East Sussex, Kent and South London who can access our service.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.



Updated 16:35 - 5 Mar 2013 by Mark Smith

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