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Hello and thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

To enter our finish time sweepstake, please donate below and add your estimate for Helen & Alison's combined finish time to the 'comments section'

I had such a brilliant time running the marathon last year that I signed up again.  Then won a ballot place.  Then won a fabulous competition through Runners World to be trained by professionals.  I'm still pinching myself.

I'm working hard at training, pushing myself harder than ever before and absolutely loving it.  I'm lucky to have such brilliant support - I really need it!  So far I've run a 10k race, 3 minutes faster than my best estimate, knocked 9 minutes off my previous best half marathon time and am running for 3 hours each weekend and still feel like I'm improving all the time.  Who would have thought it?

I'm aiming to knock more than 38 minutes off last year's marathon time, running with my friend Alison and raising money for Livability.  They are an excellent charity, working with people with disabilities to help them lead fulfilling lives.  Both they and I appreciate all your donations, no matter how big or small.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Livability gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor me now!

Raising money for

Livability

Livability

Charity Registration No. 1116530

Livability creates choices for disabled people and brings life to local communities. We offer a wide range of services to around 8,000 disabled people and their families, including residential care, supported living, education and accessible holidays. We also provide churches with the resources, advice and confidence to transform their neighbourhoods. Livability is a new charity, created by the merger of John Grooms and the Shaftesbury Society, two charities which have been hard at work among the UK's most marginalised people for over 160 years.

Donations 26

Sorry it's late - congratulations!

Donation by Ellie on 08/05/09

£10.00

Good luck!!

Donation by Rach and Ian on 26/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck. 8 hours 47 minutes

Donation by Nick Small on 21/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

8 hours 48 mins. Even stevens.

Donation by Emily Morgan on 20/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

good luck helen

Donation by simon on 19/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck Helen - and yes smash Joe's P.B.

Donation by Adam Louth on 15/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

8 hours 40 minutes

Donation by Fraser Cook on 11/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

I am with Hairy Thistle but i would go for Jelly Baby Vodka, Jelly Baby Vodka - good luck and thank you for the great thread..

Donation by Abby Powlett on 11/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

I’m going for 8:30 combined time, so run fast you two!

Donation by Phil on 11/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

good luck Helen - smash Joe's time!!

Donation by Pam, Frank & Grandma Beth on 10/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both 8:42 seems a nice number!

Donation by Maggie Keeble on 10/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck and enjoy every minute...apart from the last thirty or so.

Donation by Adrian on 10/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

8:50 Good luck. Remember to start slow.

Donation by Mark (BPJ) on 10/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Ooh sweepstake! We'll go for 4:20 each - so 8:40 combined time... Good luck! x

Donation by Amy&Ben on 09/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Have fun ;o)

Donation by Crashie and Squishy on 02/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by kwilter on 31/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck! Much admiration to how you are juggling it all including your spectacular forum & raising for a fantastic cause. 'Oir RW forum

Donation by Samantha Houston on 24/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Did you know gin-cake-gin-cake-gin-cake makes an excellent mantra when the going gets tough? Enjoy every moment!

Donation by Hairy Thistle on 24/03/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Good luck!! Will be keeping an eye out for you! xx

Donation by SallyA on 24/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

After Bourton I'm thinking sub 4.30 will be a breeze and am confident there won't be a womble in sight at this years finish - Huge luck xx

Donation by Jo on 11/03/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck - will cheer you on from the comfort of our sofa!

Donation by Helene, Ian & Luke on 11/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

I want to see a sprint finish cos we will be cheering you on.

Donation by Peter & ELizabeth on 08/03/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Sub 4hr and I'll triple it ;-)

Donation by Lynda Parsons on 23/02/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Have fun! x

Donation by Judith Spreadbury on 16/02/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Personally, I think you're mad but I'm jealous of the much-mentioned smaller bottom!! Hope you smash your previous time, lots and lots of luck xx

Donation by Thea, Phil, Josh & Matt on 15/02/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£426.20
  • Offline donations£291.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£717.20
  • Gift Aid£117.39

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