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Six months ago the decision to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon seemed like a really good idea.

Now the training has begun in earnest.

The Date: Sunday 11th October

The Mission: 13 miles

Target Time: 90 minutes 

 

Running for charity...

For a number of years Emma and I sponsored a child in India through Plan UK. We gained a great insight into the fabulous community based development work of Plan. Although this has come to a natural end, I am delighted that my work (Exodus) have developed a partnership with Plan over the last year.

 

Plan / Exodus Smokeless Stove Programme (Geita District, Tanzania)

Environment - Geita District has been highly affected by deforestation.

Health - Constantly cooking over open indoor fires has serious health implications.

Exodus are sponsoring a programme to provide 140 smokeless stoves in seven villages and train 70 members of the community to ensure sustainability. This programme will impact greatly on the health of the communities, particularly the women and children. The programme will cost approx. £20,000 but through sponsorship like this we hope to be able to scale up the project and help more villages.

For full details: CLICK HERE

 

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So please dig deep and wish me luck!

Raising money for

Plan International UK

Plan International UK

Charity Registration No. 276035

Plan is a global children’s charity. We work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. With your support children, families and entire communities have to the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Donations 36

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Cracking time, you put me to shame. Sorry I've been rubbish in sponsoring.....

Donation by Nigel Youngman on 02/11/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Ben. You trained. You ran. You conquered. Job done. Julian

Donation by Julian Jack on 29/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Keith & Rebecca Lavender on 26/10/09

£10.00

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Extremely good effort and an impressive time - you shamed me into reversing my no sponsorship rule!

Donation by Morag O'Brien on 22/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Ben! Looking forward to hearing all about it soon.

Donation by Ruth Baker on 20/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Ben - Nothing half measures about the time!

Donation by John Hunt on 12/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Fantastic job Ben. Very impressed as it normally takes me that long just to get out of bed!

Donation by Paul Medley on 12/10/09

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Well done Ben! Janet & Rob xx

Donation by Janet on 11/10/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Calvin Laing on 09/10/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben. I hope your fitter than you were on my stag weekend!

Donation by Guy Marchant on 07/10/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben - better you than me. From all of us here at Mr B & Friends.

Donation by Simon Barbato on 05/10/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck, don't bust a lung!

Donation by Dominic Hollis on 01/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben

Donation by Richard Skinner on 30/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good practice for Killimanjaro!

Donation by David on 29/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Sorry it's not more Ben, I have been severely credit crunched of late.

Donation by Mick Thompson on 28/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Ben - remember its a sprint, not a marathon, so set out at a very quick pace. Good advice I'm sure you'll agree

Donation by John Boughton on 28/09/09

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Good luck Ben! Hope to see you on the day!

Donation by The Hanson Family on 27/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben!

Donation by Mark Jackson on 24/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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I'll donate another fiver cash if you break the 1:30:00 barrier! Come and do the Henley Half on Oct 11th!!

Donation by Parker on 24/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the 6.9 minute mile!

Donation by Alison Meckiffe on 24/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben

Donation by Darren Smith on 24/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben, I’m glad its you not me!

Donation by David Scott on 23/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Faster Ben! Laurence Olivier wants a quiet word with anyone who misses their target times!

Donation by stephen hurp on 23/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the 90 mins challenge, hope it all goes to plan....

Donation by Ali Meckiffe on 23/09/09

£26.00

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good luck mate - hope you beat 90 minutes

Donation by Mark Tooth on 22/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£689.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£689.00
  • Gift Aid£148.92

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