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£576raised of £500 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £576 to help The Phoenix School in Peterborough and Breast Cancer Now, by running the Robin Hood Marathon on September 24.

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    Peterborough, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017

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    My name is Barrie Compton, and I’m running the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham on September 24th. Some people may have long held ambitions to buy a sports car as they enter mid-life. Well I’m too tight for that, so thought I may as well put my ambition of running a marathon to good use by raising some money for two fantastic causes.

    I have chosen 2 worthy charities to share my fundraising with; The Phoenix School in Peterborough and Breast Cancer Now .

    The Phoenix School is a special school for children with severe and profound learning and physical disabilities. The School ensures an environment of fun and diverse learning for the students, enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling education where they prosper in an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and is of equal worth. They have been rated by Ofsted as outstanding.

    I have seen at first hand the tireless dedication of the parents and staff to enrich the lives of the pupils. Having attended fundraising events that have raised valuable funds to buy outdoor equipment, minibuses, touchscreen and sensory equipment as well as well needed holidays, I wanted to make my own personal contribution.

    Breast Cancer Now is a charity that has sadly come into our lives with close friends and family being affected by this devastating, life-changing condition. Luckily we have had very positive outcomes, but this does not detract from the importance of awareness and the need for fundraising to help in the advancement of treatments and cures.

    Breast Cancer Now’s aim is to stop women dying from breast cancer by 2050. Currently funding the most impactful research, they support almost 450 researchers and are funding 90 research grants worth almost £24 million at 29 institutions across the UK and Ireland.

    Their research is focused on four key areas – risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer. They believe that this approach to research will allow them to achieve their ambition and stop breast cancer taking lives.

    Thank you for taking the time to look at my fundraising page and my reasons behind it. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to helping many people.

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    • Barrie Compton5 months ago
      Barrie Compton

      Barrie Compton

      5 months ago

      You may have seen from Facebook that I managed to complete the marathon successfully. I knew it would be hard, but didn't realise how tough the last 6 miles would be! I would like to thank everyone who donated to my chosen charities. The figure currently stands at £546, which I will split evenly. I will leave this open for two more weeks in case of any further donations. I'm also hoping this figure will be matched through a matched funding incentive at my workplace. I'll leave you with a picture of my me and fan club post race. Thanks again!

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    • Barrie Compton5 months ago
      Barrie Compton

      Barrie Compton

      5 months ago

      Nipple protectors - check, anti chafe balm - check, yes the time has come and tomorrow I'll be running my first marathon, the Robin Hood marathon in Nottingham. Thanks to your generous donations, I have now reached 90% of my fundraising target. I'd love to be able to get to 100% on the day of the race, if anyone can help to get me over the line, that would be great, thanks!

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    • Barrie Compton5 months ago
      Barrie Compton

      Barrie Compton

      5 months ago

      It's only 8 days now until the big day. Have continued with my training plan which now consists of shorter runs in the hope that I have done enough longer runs in the previous weeks. I don't want to knacker myself out too close to the day. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far, I am now at almost 80% of my target. It would be great if I could reach my fund raising target so if you are able to help get me over the line that would be great ! I will provide further updates on my progress just before and obviously after finishing !

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    35

    • Richard Vintiner

      Richard Vintiner

      Sep 29, 2017

      Great effort mate!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done

    • Darren Hall

      Darren Hall

      Sep 24, 2017

      Great stuff Barrie. Well done pal

      £10.00

    • Louise Susnik

      Louise Susnik

      Sep 24, 2017

      What a fantastic achievement Barry!Lots of luck for today Love Lou and Dan x

      £20.00

    • Alice Compton

      Alice Compton

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck Papa

      £10.00

    • Sharon McVittie

      Sharon McVittie

      Sep 24, 2017

      Go go Barrie. Good luck matey

      £30.00

    • Sara Lane

      Sara Lane

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good Luck Barrie!! Xx

      £5.00

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