Michael Graham's Dublin City Marathon 2012 Event:Dublin City Marathon 2012
Date: 29-10-2012

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My Personal Message


I'm running my first marathon (26.2 miles) in my home city of Dublin on October 29th 2012.

When I first took up running two years ago, my achievements consisted of being able to run a few minutes without keeling over! Now, with two half marathons under my belt, it's time for the next challenge!

Training has been tough and not without injuries but I've hit my 20 miles training target and feel confident about crossing that finish line at Merrion Square. One of the reasons I am so determined is that I believe I have chosen a fantastic charity to support; The Children's Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House.

The Children's Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House support children with life limiting conditions and their families by providing high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care.

It is Ireland's only Children's Hospice, which I find incredible since there are over 42 in the UK. Also, it is completely self-funded, without Government funding and that is why support from people like you and I is vital to ensure they can reach as many children as possible and make the most of what they rightly call 'short and precious lives.'


You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure.

Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated so please give what you can and show your support.

Thanks a million,

LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice

Tragically, almost six children die every week in Ireland from a life-limiting condition and LauraLynn is still the only hospice in Ireland to care for these children. We are totally reliant on kind donations from our supporters to provide our hospice services.

LauraLynn provides home-support, respite and end-of-life care, to children with life-limiting conditions. Over the last year, we have introduced Sibling Camps, a full Bereavement Support Programme, and an Early Start Group for parents with very sick babies and toddlers.  Last summer launched our pilot in-home respite care services - LauraLynn@Home - making our services accessible to even more families who badly need our help.

While we cannot change a child's diagnosis, with YOUR help we can improve the quality of a child's life.

 Thank you for helping to make the most of short and precious lives. Your support means so much to us.

To meet some of our families, see here:



Or visit our website www.lauralynn.ie

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Michael Graham 07-11-2012 Donation €12.50 Donation from Paul & Melanie Donnelly, thanks a million!!!
Michael Graham 31-10-2012 Donation €32.50 Donation form Andy Gibson, £1 per mile! Thanks a million Andy!!
Michael Graham 30-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Donation from Ger Lawlor & Laura Swaine, thanks a million!
Michael Graham 30-10-2012 Donation €40.00 Donation from Aidan & Laura, Aileen & Joe, Michael & Natalie and Michele. Thanks to you all!!!
Michael Graham 30-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Donation from Marie and Michael Graham, thanks Mam and Dad!
Michael Lynch 30-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Brilliant effort mate, great cause too! Lynchy
Anonymous 30-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Congratulations Road Runner! Fantastic achievement mate, well done.
Paul Whittle 29-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Mick!
Steve Carden 27-10-2012 Donation €15.00 You'll experience best feeling ever when you cross that line Mike,Steve and Elaine.
Michael Graham 26-10-2012 Donation €25.00 Donation from Terry Noon. thanks a million Terry!
Michael Graham 26-10-2012 Donation €25.00 Donation from Eva McGowan, cheers Eva!
Michael Graham 26-10-2012 Donation €25.00 Donation from Dot Noon, nice one Dot!
Brian Bergin 25-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Good man Mick. You'll inspire a generation. Best of luck!
emma carden 25-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Good Luck Michael, really proud of you, you'll do great! Love Emma & Graeme x
Terri Hackney 25-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Best of luck Mick so impressed with how well you have done its a long way from a few laps around ITC
Tom Kelly 25-10-2012 Donation €20.00 All I can say is enjoy the day and ignore the PAIN!!!!. Good luck and remeber 4hr 15min
Michael Graham 25-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Donation from Nick Smith, nice one Nick!
Michael Graham 25-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Donation from Marion Saxon, thanks a million Marion!
Stuart Tallon 24-10-2012 Donation €10.00 good luck pal, make sure you smash it..
Michael Graham 24-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Donation from Craig Musgrave, thanks Craig!
Liam Kilborn 23-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Go on Mick!
Thomas Jennings 22-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Good Luck - rather you than me !
Anonymous 22-10-2012 Donation €10.00 God bless "Little People" they deserve lots of happiness
Karen O'Reilly 22-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Good Luck Mick. Hope it goes well. We will all be thinking of ya next monday morning.
Niall Kenny 22-10-2012 Donation €10.00 I'll be expecting to see you at the finish line with the kenyan and ethiopian lads finishing first
Michelle Hart 21-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Good luck love shell lee John and Rubi
Jack Kilborn 21-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Beer Bong a lucozade before you start & you'll knock 20 mins off your target mate! All the best!
Laura Canfield 21-10-2012 Donation €10.00 Brilliant charity to run for! Good luck. Love Cranny 1,2 & 3 xx
Michael Graham 16-10-2012 Donation €50.00 Donation from Remy Tang, nice one Rey!
John Eustace 16-10-2012 Donation €25.00 Best of luck mick, keep her lit
Niall McClelland 11-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Run Fatboy Run. I can not wait to get my hands on that rag.
Jonathan Kearns 09-10-2012 Donation €20.00 Mick, 20bucks is all I can do, fair play to ya, ye should treat yourself to a trip to Madrid after!
Ciarán Nestor 17-09-2012 Donation €20.00 That's boss. Gooooooooo Mick!
Anonymous 16-09-2012 Donation €10.00 Good luck Michael, hope all goes well. Jodie & John
Maria Treanor 15-09-2012 Donation €50.00 Good luck Mickey Flub. Maria & Ciaran. Xxx
Nicola Noon 15-09-2012 Donation €25.00 I'm so proud of you. See you at the finish with a Guinness! xx