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£1,080raised of £1,200 target by 33 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,200 to to help fund a local winter night-shelter

Teddington, UK

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Dear Friends,

I'd like to help raise funds for our local winter night shelter and so I’m going to do the Great South Run on Sunday October 21st, please will you spur me on with sponsorship for this essential cause?

Last year St Mary's church became part of scheme offering a hearty meal and a warm hall to sleep in, for people experiencing homelessness in Richmond Borough, with the charity Glass Door.

The scheme runs during the coldest months from Nov to March, ensuring that every evening, there is somewhere warm and friendly to be for up to 20 people, who would otherwise struggle to find shelter and support. It’s volunteer run, and by all sorts of wonderful people, the guests are delightful and in genuine need.

The food for each night costs £50, for both dinner and breakfast - so with every tenner you donate, together we can feed 4 people 2 meals. St Mary's will run 24 sessions, so the target is £1,200.

Each £10 after that would buy an extra roll mat or go towards the amazing work Glass Door does in enabling people to establish more stable and positive lives - like the 80 guests who found work last year or the 188 who moved into housing.

Thanks so very much for whatever you can give. In return I promise that I will run and run and run and not walk one little bit!

Anne xx

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  • Anne O’Neil McTear7 days ago
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    Anne O’Neil McTear

    7 days ago

    My race number has arrived! I’m only up to 12k though - a mere 5k short - am redoubling efforts immediately! Thanks for all your support in this. Please share my page if you can - amazingly we’re 60% of the way to covering food costs for the shelter for 5 months! But it would be tremendous to cover it all. And if you’d like a flavour of what your money will enable you can read ‘A night with Glassdoor’

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  • Anne O’Neil McTear12 days ago
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    Anne O’Neil McTear

    12 days ago

    2 weeks to go to the Great South Run and I need to do at least 8 miles today - but it’s totally chucking it down - just wondering if I can run in posh wellies? Thanks so much again for your support for the nightshelter, it will definitely get me out in the rain! Please share this page if you can and shout ‘faster, faster’ if you see me out there. Anne x

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  • Anne O’Neil McTear23 days ago
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    23 days ago

    Week one training complete, and I’m beginning to question whether apple crumble is the perfect pre-run snack I thought it was - but your kind donations are definitely spurring me on! Here’s an article showing the difference you’re making in supporting the St Mary’s shelter, where many apple crumbles are lovingly made and happily eaten.

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Page last updated on: 10/17/2018 7:43 AM





    Oct 17, 2018


  • Robin Field-Smith

    Robin Field-Smith

    Oct 16, 2018

    It's a great cause and great that you are glowing to support it


  • Malcolm EADY

    Malcolm EADY

    Oct 16, 2018

    Well done for raising so much. I hope the run goes well.



    Oct 15, 2018


  • Becky Hepworth

    Becky Hepworth

    Oct 14, 2018

    Good luck Anne - great work for a great cause.Becky & Ollie x


  • Sheila Cooper

    Sheila Cooper

    Oct 14, 2018

    Anne, I admire what you are doing!


  • Andrew Hale

    Andrew Hale

    Oct 14, 2018

    A great effort to support a great initiative in Teddington.


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Teddington, UK

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