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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

When I applied in January to take part in the first ever Yorkshire Marathon on 20th October 2013 , for my first ever marathon I didn't expect to secure a place but did - what happened to going into a ballot!! what was I thinking??  I had only ever run 10k before!  in the following months my running training was really non-existent. The holidaying and going out to the pub 'training' was going fine though - then suddenly summer was upon us and the emails from plusnet yorkshire started to come in and I knew that I had to step it up if I was going to have any chance of even taking part never mind finishing.

At first I wasnt going to put myself under added pressure of running for a charity but after increasing my miles to 8, 10, half marathon and then 15 yesterday -  I made the decision to do my bit to the pledge that a group of friends had made to raise money for this charity which is very close to us..

I am only asking for you - my friends to donate a £1.00 each (although not sure I know 262 people but if I dont I will make up the shortfall so I reach my target)  which is less than a take away coffee or just a little bit more than a can of pop - to help me achieve my target and thank you all in advance...

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So please dig deep and donate now and help me to achieve my target of raising £262 by running 26.2 miles.

 

Updates 6

Day after completing the amazing Yorkshire marathon - keep having to look at medal to believe that I have actually done it!! legs not too bad - maybe tomorrow will be different :) thank you all for your support it has meant so much xxxx

21/10/13 09:18

Absolutely awesome day !!! Loved it - every mile was so good x spectators were fab - also stooped for 5 mins in queue for portaloo at mile 16 . Sprint finish too !! A - may - zing x \nThanks to you all xxxx

20/10/13 22:38

Big day tomorrow !! In bed with hot choc hoping it helps me get to sleep..... Feeling scared and excited at same time need to be positive and remember my mantra - pain is temporary pride is forever x

19/10/13 22:36

quick 5k head clearing run done this evening and looking forward to doing 10 miles tomorrow :-) getting bit scared for the 20th but excited at same time - cant believe how much money people have donated I am speechless!!

04/10/13 20:41

feeling really positive after completing 20 mile run on Sunday - hadn't realised just how warm it was and could really have done with a water station at mile 18 !!! ended up with sunburnt face and t-shirt tan on my arms - but I DID it :-)

25/09/13 12:01

Raising money for

Proud and Loud Arts

Proud and Loud Arts

Charity Registration No. 1143958

Proud and Loud Arts offers people living with disabilities a voice through, theatre and live performance. We run weekly workshops with a view to producing a live theatre productions every 18 months. We aim to improve social integration and promote equality for people living with disability

Donations 61

Donation by Mum and Dad on 09/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Karen. What a great achievement.

Donation by Petra on 08/11/13

Donation by Mark Blackburn on 30/10/13

£65.00

+ £16.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Hun, this is an amazing achievement :) xxxx

Donation by Bianca Leader on 23/10/13

£5.00

Donation by Liam on 22/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Brenda and Terry on 22/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Karen xx

Donation by Lesley Graham on 21/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Kaz!,here's the first installment collected from the Legion crew.Still got another £90 to collect yet!.

Donation by Mark on 21/10/13

£90.00

+ £22.50 Gift Aid

You did it! knew you would!

Donation by Charlotte on 21/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Karen, great effort.

Donation by Dave Norbury on 20/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Rather you than me girl! Keep positive & you'll do it. Will be thinking bout you tomorrow & willing you on....

Donation by Susannah, Dek, Spike, Sonny & Sammi xxxx on 19/10/13

£22.00

+ £5.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck, hope it goes well

Donation by Mark Redfern on 18/10/13

Run Karen Run!! Good luck xx

Donation by Rainy,Dave, Angel & Evie xx on 18/10/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Karen, are you taking a bottle of wine round with you?

Donation by Mark Stringer on 15/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Karen, Hope the blisters don't hurt too much afterwards. Good luck. Janet

Donation by Janet Webb on 08/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Karen, enjoy the day...

Donation by Richard Hayes on 08/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Karen. It will be an amazing achievement. I know you can do it xxx

Donation by Julie Lloyd on 03/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Karen, you can do it.

Donation by Paul Sol on 30/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

This is amazing Karen :-)

Donation by Laura Leyland on 27/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Karen :) x

Donation by Lauren Farrell on 27/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You must be mad!

Donation by Claire H on 27/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Glad you've decided to spend time on the best side of the Pennines. Good luck for your run.

Donation by IanW on 26/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Karen! I am sure it will be fun!

Donation by Helen Beston on 25/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Best of Luck

Donation by Phil Cartwright on 25/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Karen :-)

Donation by Ruby Gill on 25/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,040.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,040.00
  • Gift Aid£251.25

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