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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I've never run a marathon before but I've signed up to run the Edinburgh Marathon on 26 May 2013. It's going to be hard so I thought it might be a good opportunity to try to raise some money for a great cause. Bumblebees are having a tough time but they're amazingly important to the environment and they need our help.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust don't have enormous funds to produce TV adverts, run huge publicity campaigns or send you masses of junk mail. They just get on with the business of trying to protect bumblebees and creating an environment in which they can thrive.

That's why I would love you to support the Bumblebee Conservation Trust by making a donation and why I'm prepared to run 26.2 miles to earn it. (Possibly dressed up a bit like a bee. Well, hopefully finding some black and yellow running kit.)

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Updates 3

Surprised everyone, especially me, by completing the marathon in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 16 seconds! Thank you for everyone's generous donations. You're all amazing.

31/05/13 18:04

Excited & nervous. Flying up to Edinburgh today. Thanks for everyone's donations and support!

24/05/13 08:31

First run of 2013 today. Just over 10 miles. Not feeling too bad. Delighted with the donations that have come in. Thanks loads, everyone!

02/01/13 13:45

Raising money for

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Charity Registration No. 1115634

Bumblebees are in decline because of a loss of their habitats. Our landscape is changing, over 97% of the UK's grasslands have been lost in the past 70 years. We work to put much needed flowers back into the countryside to benefit our bumblebees and other wildlife.

Donations 44

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Why?!Better late than never!

Donation by c t e and b on 31/05/13

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jenny Murphy on 27/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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well done hunni! xxx

Donation by kelly Boylin on 26/05/13

£10.00

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Donation by David Slade on 26/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Have a good run - we've planted some wildflower seeds too. They seem to be the ones that are doing the best in my garden anyhow...

Donation by Eluned Parrott on 26/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Rhian George on 26/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Rachel.x

Donation by cheryl Phelps on 25/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck!! :)

Donation by Owen Williams on 25/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck.

Donation by Marc Bassett on 25/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Rach, watch you don't get stung ;-), love J, J, L & B xxxx

Donation by Julie Casey on 25/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

When you are old and you and Jon are in your retirement home surrounded by insufferable cats, I hope you will also be surrounded by lots of bees! Good luck!

Donation by Pau M on 25/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Run Rachel, run like the wind!

Donation by Hannah Williams on 24/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope our weather is super kind to you on Sunday!

Donation by Thea McGovern on 24/05/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

I bet you are buzzing for sunday!! Good luck Rach and well done!!!

Donation by D James on 24/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Josh Cockburn on 24/05/13

£11.50

Good luck for the marathon Rachel. Hope you reach your target.

Donation by r Evans on 24/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Fly like the bees Rachie, fly like the bees! Buzzzst of luck for tomorrow! xxx

Donation by Sian Atkinson on 24/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Rach - I'm ridiculously impressed that you're running a marathon - hope it's not too painful! x

Donation by Katie Dalton on 24/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Have a fantastic run, Rachel! Bees are amazing and so are you!!! From Gar and Kev xxx

Donation by Garthine Walker on 24/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Rach!! Love from Chris, Tara, Rhys & Bethan xxxx

Donation by CHRISTOPHER BELCHER on 24/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Great cause Rach, hearty approvals. Px

Donation by Paul Swann on 23/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Rach! xxx

Donation by Beck Edwards on 23/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Honey, we hope you get a buzz out of the marathon. Bee successful. Don't hive away your success. The whole (pollen)nation is behind you!

Donation by KIM, JAS AND EFA on 23/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£881.00
  • Offline donations£50.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£931.00
  • Gift Aid£195.88

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