Tim's attempt at the Bath Half - Raising funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind
Event: Bath Half Marathon 2012 on 11/03/2012
£294.10 raised of £100.00 target
£294.10 raised so far
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In November I must have gone slightly mad as out of the blue I decided I wanted to do the Bath Half, I had a look through the available charity places and one of the main charities being supported this year is Guide Dogs for the Blind.
As someone who is visually impaired, and being from a family with many others who are also visually impaired, Guide Dogs as a charity resonated with me.
Now I have two reasons to get through this, personal satisfaction of completing a 13.1 mile run (along with 15,000 others), and raising funds and awareness for a worthwhile charity.
Since the bizarre decision was made in November I have been training (unlike when I decided to do the 40 mile ITEX walk many years ago that practically crippled me) and, despite a small blip at christmas where I had to lay-up for a few weeks due to an airport related knee injury, I have percevered. Recently I completed an 8km race (5 miles in old terms), albeit in a fairly slow 1hr 2 minutes. I put the (lack of) speed down to my still trying to regain fitness following my christmas injury break. I have a 10km race coming up in mid-February as another practice and from here on I have the intent on doing some longer runs around a course I am now fairly familiar with (around the campus at Bath Uni, used for the recent 8km) to make sure that I will survive the half marathon - especially in light of the recent news that my parents are flying over to witness the event.
Anyway, that's probably enough! As I proved during the ITEX walk, I am a stubborn fool and even if my legs are shattered from the impact on the tarmac surfaces, I won't give in so I would really appreciate it if you could spare a few pounds, or anything, to add that little extra encouragement, and to reward a very worthwhile charity.
Thank you :-)
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Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979
The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs empowers visually impaired people to do that and relies totally on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service. We breed and train guide dogs which provide life changing mobility and there are currently 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is £48,500. We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. To contact us: Phone: 0845 600 6787 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/guidedogsuk Twitter: @GuideDogs
Well done - AMAZING!!!
Donation by Emily Bell on 13/03/12
Well done :-)
Donation by Nicky & Jason Sangan on 11/03/12
Donation by James Orrick on 11/03/12
Nice one :-)
Donation by Jonathan Granger on 10/03/12
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Such a worthy cause! I sponsor two 'trainee' guide dog puppies at the moment..
Donation by Anonymous on 10/03/12
Good Luck Tim!
Donation by Rebecca Irving on 03/03/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Good luck Tim and thanks for supporting a great charity, catch up with you soon
Donation by Maz Morris on 24/01/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by David Mahy on 22/01/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Good luck, will be sending you positive thoughts, and if you let me have your address I'll post you a well done mint aero too!! x haha
Donation by Janet Unitt on 21/01/12
Good luck Tim, hopefully you will see your way to victory!
Donation by Susan Wilkins on 21/01/12
Donation by Victoria Livingstone-Thompson on 21/01/12
Good luck Tim, this time next year you'll be running full marathons every other week!
Donation by Matt Brehaut on 20/01/12
Good Luck Tim!
Donation by Anne Dorey on 20/01/12
Good luck Forrest
Donation by Tom Giles on 20/01/12
Donation by Lando Hilton on 19/01/12
Best of luck Tim!
Donation by Frances Allinson on 19/01/12
Good luck Tim
Donation by Karen Mahy on 19/01/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£173.10
- Offline donations£121.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£294.10
- Gift Aid£13.75
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