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£1,617raised of £1,500 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,617 to help fund new playground facilities to improve our local primary school.

    Location
    Woodchurch, Kent UK
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st November 2017

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    Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page 🏃 🏃 🏃

    On 15th October I'll be running Birmingham International Marathon. Not only do I aim to run faster than I've ever run before but I'd like to use the opportunity to raise much needed funds for our lovely village school.

    Woodchurch CE Primary School is a fully inclusive school in rural Kent. The staff are wonderful and work tirelessly to provide the best possible education for our children, including mine, Stanley in year 2.

    The school is suffering like many state schools to provide adequate facilities for their children. Although funds are much needed throughout the school to further improve many resources, it's the playground for me that particularly needs renewing. And so, encouraged by my boy Stanley to run for a new playground, I would like you, as generous givers, to have this in mind as the focus for the funds raised.

    In aid of this cause, I'm taking on the daunting task of running a marathon personal best nearly 7 years since my last. Knowing my efforts may not only appease my middle aged ego but will benefit our local school, should be incentive enough to drive me to achieve this goal. So if you can bear to dig deep and back me by donating on this site, your support will truly make the last 6 months of running up to 40 miles every week well worthwhile and more importantly make 160 plus children very happy.

    Thank you 🏃 🏃 🏃

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    • Ben Hebblethwaite4 months ago
      Ben Hebblethwaite

      Ben Hebblethwaite

      4 months ago

      Thank you for your donations since race day. Much appreciating those sticking to their promise of doubling their money. There might be some yet to do so??? 🏃🏃🏃

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    • Ben Hebblethwaite4 months ago
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      Ben Hebblethwaite

      4 months ago

      Thank you All for your support. It was a very tough race but I concentrated hard all the way though. Your support, kudos and donations were on my mind all the way round. I was very pleased to take 4 minutes off my personal best time and finish in 1st place in my age category (28th over all).

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    • Ben Hebblethwaite5 months ago
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      Ben Hebblethwaite

      5 months ago

      With 10 days till race day but the initial target of £1,000 achieved it only seems right to raise the bar for the benefit of our fantastic local school. Thank you to all of you that have given so generously. Please spread the word by sharing this fund raising page with your friends and family and encourage them to help make a difference for the children of Woodchurch CE Prinary School. Thank you

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    Supporters

    53

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 22, 2017

      Well done Ben - a most impressive result. Here's the rest as promised.

    • Amanda Hebblethwaite

      Amanda Hebblethwaite

      Oct 16, 2017

      A new PB! As promised Mum Hebb and Amanda, Seth & Emily are doubling their bids. Amazing work Ben!

      £52.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 16, 2017

      £20.00

    • Nicholas Sermon

      Nicholas Sermon

      Oct 15, 2017

      £30.00

    • J, M & A

      J, M & A

      Oct 15, 2017

      Great sport Ben!

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Schiller

      Rebecca Schiller

      Oct 15, 2017

      Well done!

    • Tom Lewis

      Tom Lewis

      Oct 15, 2017

      Amazing Ben! Inspirational stuff! Lots of Love from Tom, Soph, Calypso and Juno.

      £50.00

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    Ben Hebblethwaite

    Ben Hebblethwaite

    Woodchurch, Kent UK

    45yrs old and a dedicated runner, attempting to run faster as I get older. I like to use the otherwise self-centred past time to raise money for worthwhile causes.

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