5K for AD

5K for AD



  • £5,000 Target
  • £5,642 Raised
  • 47 Donors
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Paul Hobbs and special guests walk 5K around Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on 25th July 2023 raising awareness and funds for aortic dissection.


Paul will be joined for the walk by former Tottenham Hotspur legend Steve Perryman MBE, BBC broadcaster Bob Harris OBE, 1991 FA Cup final referee Roger Milford and social guests from Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears Rugby.


Paul's Story

In Weston-super-Mare in 2021, a man named Paul Hobbs walked the marathon distance along the Grand Pier exactly two years after undergoing significant heart surgery.

Paul has participated in scores of charity fundraisers, including a sponsored challenge that raised money for the British Heart Foundation.

Through innumerable walks, auctions, and other activities over the past three decades, the 74-year-old has raised about £1 million for various organisations and charities.

The sum of money Paul has collected is impressive, but it is not what makes his efforts so extraordinary.

He was initially terrified to move when doctors discovered a large aneurysm. Paul considers himself fortunate to have come through it unscathed.

Paul’s family have been less fortunate, tragically losing a number of relatives to aortic dissection, a condition that runs in his and his wife’s family.

And so, Paul has dedicated his next fundraising challenge to supporting aortic dissection.

Please give generously to support Bob, Steve, Roger and help Paul reach his fundraising target.


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