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I finished my marathon! I managed it in 3 hours 57, about which I am just ecstatic! If you've sponsored you should have received/be receiving an email telling you all about my endeavour (and apologies for the low quality picture on the site, it is from a mobile but I desperately wanted to use one with my Stonewall t-shirt, race number and medal!). You can still sponsor retrospectively, with the money going to Stonewall to support young lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Last year I wrote a research paper on how to tackle homophobia and pioneered a gay rights movement in my school, spreading the message that casual homophobia is wrong through the lower years, whilst pushing for change in policy. Now the school has implemented a new programme, with the goal of eliminating homophobia so to create a positive, safe environment for the students.

I have since joined Stonewall - the leading gay equality charity in the country – and learnt of thousands of schools in the same position as mine was. Gay students are currently in unsafe, unproductive and unhappy environments, victims of homophobia. However Stonewall can provide help, with educational resources and training to help schools introduce change. Whilst change won't happen overnight, we are gradually seeing improvements. Gay rights isn't a sprint, it's a marathon!

So please donate as much as you can spare to help eradicate homophobia from our society; every little helps, but the more the better!!

Thank you - it's truly appreciated,

Samuel

 

Updates 26

Thank you so much for the support, the money is going to go so far! And I'm loving the not-going-running now, I like to think it's well deserved!

18/04/13 13:20

I'm overcome with fear. But ready to step up to the plate. In 3hours I will be running a marathon. And with £2000, and unparalleled support behind me! Thank you so much, it is appreciated hugely.

14/04/13 06:06

I'm overcome with fear. But ready to step up to the plate. In 3hours I will be running a marathon. And with £2000, and unparalleled support behind me! Thank you so much, it is appreciated hugely.

14/04/13 06:06

It's tomorrow!! Chilling in Brighton now with my race pack, so excited and scared!!

13/04/13 16:08

Two days to go! Piling on the pasta incessantly, along with packing for the trip to Brighton tomorrow morning :) thank you so much for the donation rush, hopefully we can hit £2,000 for the big day!!

12/04/13 19:16

Raising money for

Stonewall

Stonewall

Charity Registration No. 1101255

Stonewall is the leading charity working for equality and human rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual people at home, at school and at work worldwide.

Donations 113

Well done Sam! Great running and a great cause.

Donation by Sarah king on 18/07/13

£25.00

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Well done Sam!

Donation by Photis on 28/04/13

£50.00

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Donation by Lynn Percival on 24/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Sam, wish I could give more xx

Donation by Ella Gordon on 21/04/13

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Well done Sam. x

Donation by mark kapszewicz on 20/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done on completing the run and also for getting on and doing something...all the best for future endeavours!

Donation by Peter Morgan on 18/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Sam - a great achievement.

Donation by Paul Dyson on 17/04/13

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Well done on the great run!!!

Donation by Benjamin Gibbons on 15/04/13

£10.00

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Good luck, Sam!

Donation by Patrick Warren on 15/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Better late than never! Hope all went well and glad the weather was kind. Well done from all the Grants.

Donation by Pippa on 14/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Today's the day!!!! Follow the flag, Sam. We'll be supporting you all the way Love from

Donation by Ella, Helen, Alana, Mummy & Daddy on 14/04/13

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Good luck Sam. Hope it's not too hot

Donation by Dan Hopcroft on 13/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Edward Hopcroft on 13/04/13

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

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All the best!

Donation by Vignesh Ashok on 13/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Run as fast as me, Samuel

Donation by Gareth Bale... :-) on 13/04/13

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

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From Lesley - thank you so much!!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/13

£50.00

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Donation by Paul Elliott on 13/04/13

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Best of luck for tomorrow Sam! Run like the wind.

Donation by Keith and Sandra on 13/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Sam - all the very best with both the run and the great work you're doing

Donation by Rob Sproule on 13/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Sam! Run like the Wind

Donation by Kaz Stawarz on 12/04/13

£5.00

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Best of luck Samuel! We will celebrate your triumph next week!

Donation by Sayeqa on 12/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Samuel and thanks for all you do for Stonewall

Donation by Catherine Bosworth on 12/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck love. Keisha Chin from Genesis Housing

Donation by keisha darroux chin on 12/04/13

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Good Luck Sam, I'm running too.

Donation by Kevin (ask your mum) on 12/04/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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From Neil at Oxfam - thank you!!

Donation by Anonymous on 12/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,228.08
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,228.08
  • Gift Aid£440.99

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