Nick Chamberlain's page
Event: Brighton Marathon 2010 on 18/04/2010
£5,025.00 raised of £5,000.00 target
£5,025.00 raised so far
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Well, it was a fantastic weekend. Bright sun, no wind, clear skies....!
The journey down was good, and I enjoyed staying with my brother the day before the race 'to acclimatise'.
Race day saw an early rise, but it was just a short walk to the start, and it was great to join everyone in Preston Park as they gathered for the off.
Just after 9 o'clock the adventure really began: through the streets of Brighton, up onto the Downs, back along the sea front and into Hove, back to the sea again for the slog out to Shoreham and the power station turn, then into the home run along the promenade.
We got to the end in 4 hours 30 minutes, which we think was a really good achievement.
It was fantastic to be part of a 'first' for the city, and fantastic to know, as well, about the support that was being offered back home in Newcastle.
Thanks once again, everyone!
Its been a bit of a long week since my return and I'm looking forward to a few days proper holiday now....!
I'll post another update when I get back, but as you can see, we've very nearly made the target for money raised. Wow!
Thanks again to everyone for your huge support so far! I set off tomorrow for Brighton. Here's hoping that the weather is kind on Sunday and that the legs survive. You've all been immensely kind!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Three years ago, a young man called Matthew Hunter came to spend a year with us in Newcastle. During that year, he encouraged members of ourchurch to run the Great North Run to raise cash for a medical college in Tanzania, in memory of Carl Pearson, a member of the congregation of St.George's.
I'd never run since school days, but decided to give it a go. I got to the end, really enjoyed it, and we raised some money.
Now, challenged by my brother, I'm trying the Brighton Marathon...
I have two targets: to raise money for St.George's and to raise money for the Friends of St.George's.
The Friends' organisation helps us to build links with our local community. We aim to refurbish furniture used by the Fairtrade Tearoom and other groups who use the hall, to renew lighting in the church so that schools, choirs, orchestras and community groups can actually see again. - Important things like that.
The Church is a Grade One Listed building which is an architectural and spiritual joy but a huge challenge to maintain. This year, especially, it has been very tough, and we haven't been certain that we could find the cash to support another young person like Matthew and his two successors who have all spent a year with us, exploring ministry in Newcastle. This opportunity, to work in the parish and to share in its life, especially in supporting the young people of Jesmond, has been hugely valued by each of our parish placement holders.
'Everyone benefits from the energy, enthusiasm and commitment we've seen' said a member of the congregation. - Please consider helping us make sure that we can still offer this opportunity to someone, especially in a time of economic difficulty, while also trying to conserve our buildings and develop our community support.
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Raising money for
Charity Registration No. 1132758
A large Parish Church in central Newcastle that serves a diverse community. It offers facilities for many differernt groups and societies.
Donation by J H Rolfe on 20/05/10
Donation by Barbara Peacock on 04/05/10
Donation by Erica Souter on 26/04/10
+ £7.05 Gift Aid
Fantastic, well done - hope you have some new shoes!
Donation by Alison Laidler on 26/04/10
Well done Nick, hope you've still got some toe nails!!
Donation by Jo, Mark, Olivia and Tom Katory on 26/04/10
Donation by Izzy on 24/04/10
Congratulations on a fantastic achievement!
Donation by The Fields on 24/04/10
Well Done ! It's easier by bike !
Donation by Maggie Paczek on 24/04/10
Well done, I could manage a jog of 5 but not that distance. Do keep going.
Donation by John clasper on 21/04/10
Donation by Carmen Hubbard on 20/04/10
+ £4.51 Gift Aid
Well done, Nick! You have done extremely well and St George's is so fortunate to have you fund-raising on its behalf
Donation by Kevin & Dorothy Cummings on 19/04/10
Congratulations - well done Nick.
Donation by The Mattinsons & Pampered Chefs on 18/04/10
+ £47.95 Gift Aid
Well done, Nick! What a fantastic achievement - have a great celebration!
Donation by Hilary Cullingford on 18/04/10
Donation by Helen Young on 18/04/10
more rocks up mountains!
Donation by Jean Davies on 18/04/10
+ £7.05 Gift Aid
Donation by Catherine Laidler on 18/04/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Good luck and with the very best wishes
Donation by John Rolfe on 18/04/10
Good luck..and go well
Donation by Gillian Alexander on 17/04/10
+ £14.10 Gift Aid
Think on St George and England and the 26 miles will just fly past! Barbara Peacock - 16/04/10
Donation by Barbara Peacock on 16/04/10
rather you than me! Hope it goes well and the weather is kind...
Donation by Genny Tunbridge on 16/04/10
Good Luck Nick, We're with you all the way, but only in spirit as our legs wouldn't get us past the 100 yard mark
Donation by Peter and Vera Rodgers on 12/04/10
Donation by Alison O'Donoghue on 11/04/10
Good luck! Hope you have a pleasant jog!!
Donation by david rivers on 11/04/10
Donation by Anna Mattinson on 11/04/10
Good luck Nick!
Donation by Jane and Tom on 08/04/10
- * Online donations£2,750.00
- Offline donations£2,275.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£5,025.00
- Gift Aid£759.85
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