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£1,466raised of £5,000 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,466 to Fund two local Organisations that help Myerscough College Students Papyrus & Breathe

    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 26th May 2018

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    Who Am I

    Hello everyone !! My name is Anna. I am currently a PhD candidate at Myerscough College in Agriculture and Countryside. I have previously gained a degree at Myerscough, have worked in (run around) the catering department for many years. I am also the granddaughter of Frank Peregrine, former principal of Myerscough and who is widely considered to be one of the most important people in their history . Therefore Myerscough is close to my heart and so are all of the people that study and work there.

    Anyone who knows me will know that I love crazy running and I run whenever or wherever I get the chance, be that on roads, across fields, falling over stiles or just around the catering department or office. (I used to run around the garage when it was just too wet)

    What Am I Raising Money For

    It can be a difficult time at college and university, being away from home and among new people and strange surroundings. It is understandable a helping hand may be needed to allow someone to achieve their potential. Myerscough have certainly helped me on my path and I would not be studying for my PhD without help I had received along the way.

    I am raising money for 2 charities who have have been and still are a helping hand to Myerscough Students and many other vulnerable young people.

    Papyrus who are based in Warrington and carry out incredible work on preventing suicide for young people. https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ Charity number 1070896. They believe many young suicides can be prevented.

    Breathe in Preston offer well-being and therapeutic care for eating disorders. They believe everyone can have access to the appropriate care and every recovery is possible. http://www.breathetherapies.co.uk/ Part of S.E.E.D. (Supporting & Education in Eating Disorders Lancashire) Charity number 1144313.

    What Am I Doing

    Simply put, I am lucky enough to be running the Marathon des Sables, often described as the "Toughest Footrace in the World"!

    How tough can it be I hear you say, well a Half Marathon is 13.1 Miles long and a Full Marathon is 26.2 Miles.

    The Marathon des Sables is 250 km over 6 days. It is run in the Sahara desert in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius, with a limited water supply and carrying your own food, cooking equipment and sleeping bag in a rucksack. You run over sand dunes, dry river beds and mountain ranges and all against the clock.

    If you would like more information about the Marathon des Sables then please visit their website at https://marathondessables.co.uk/

    or watch this documentary about James Cracknell (Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist) completing the race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Qak8e4vYA

    Thank you in advance for any support or donations and look out for my husband Ben's updates leading up to and during the race.

    Thank You

    Anna

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    • Anna Harper1 year ago
      Anna Harper

      Anna Harper

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone. Weare both heading back to the UK today albeit on separate flights. In the meantime checkout the link below for a vid of the moment anna came over the line after 7 days in the desert https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211989827721556&id=1248927566

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    • Anna Harper1 year ago
      Anna Harper

      Anna Harper

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone. Im back in the loop having safely arrived in ouarzazate after an interesting journey. I have heard from anna. She has safely completed the marathon stage today. In just over 7 hours. She said that this was by far the toughest day even after the long stage due to tiredness and miles of energy sapping sand dunes. She has done it and i will meet here at the finish line tomorrow

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    • Anna Harper1 year ago
      Anna Harper

      Anna Harper

      1 year ago

      I am flying to Morocco this morning and will be at the finish line tomorrow so will likely be incomunicado for the most of the day. Remember you can track anna at the below link and there is also a page that shows the results and overall standings. Anna is bib numbere 363. God speed and good luck to her http://www.marathondessables.com/en/marathon-des-sables-maroc

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    1 year ago

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    47

    • Gary Munley

      Gary Munley

      May 4, 2018

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 2, 2018

      Well done Anna.

      £30.00

    • Susan Whiteside

      Susan Whiteside

      Apr 18, 2018

      Congratulations Anna!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 17, 2018

      Well done Anna! It's amazing what you've done! You're an inspiration! xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 14, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 13, 2018

      Well done, what an inspiration to other staff and students. You'll no doubt be asked to speak at many events retelling your stories. Make sure they all cough up for the charities.

    • Jolyon Dodgson

      Jolyon Dodgson

      Apr 13, 2018

      What you have done is truly amazing. Congratulations. Your charities are excellent causes.

      £50.00

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