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£870raised of £750 target by 51 supporters

    Weʼve raised £870 to buy books for the children of Connaught Primary School in Hove

    Bn3 3wb
    Funded on Monday, 4th March 2019

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    So six months ago I was persuaded to run a half marathon, to get fit and healthy and acquire buns of steel, all for charity!.

    What they don't tell you about is the dodgy knees, foot cramps, bad backs and running practice along Brighton seafront against strong winds, freezing temperatures and even snow! Neither do they tell you actually how far 13 miles is. It's a long way.

    I'm raising money for Connaught Primary School, part of the West Hove School family, to buy much needed books for the children in the first three years of their school lives. It's an amazing school with talented and dedicated staff, but like all state schools has suffered with cuts and austerity in recent years. It's where my son started his school life and he had a very happy time there.

    With the full support of the Head Teacher and PTA, I'm hoping that you can sponsor me for my gruelling half marathon on the 24th February 2019.

    Running a half marathon when you're not a natural runner is hard work. I'm up to 8 miles so far and its already February and I've only done that once. To be honest I don't know how I'm going to get round but with some extra training, support from the crowds, perseverance and my chanting of 'kids need books' I hope I can just about do it. I will be out three or four times a week putting the leg-work in until then.

    So, a fiver buys the school a book. The book is read by 30 children in the class, the book will last for years. If you're able to sponsor me you will put a smile on a child's face that you may never see and help establish a love of learning with someone you may never meet. You made that happen. Please give anything you can.

    Special thanks to Elisabeth Neighbour, my running inspiration and mentor.



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      • Sharon Halle-Richards

        Sharon Halle-Richards

        Feb 27, 2019

        Well done Rob a great achievement, you never know you might be moving to a marathon next year!


      • James Biley

        James Biley

        Feb 25, 2019

        Huge well done on your marathon and new bit of bling! 🏅


      • Sara Tyler

        Sara Tyler

        Feb 24, 2019

        Bloomin’ good work, Daddy Bert!!!! Hope you feel ok tomorrow.... xx


      • Anonymous


        Feb 24, 2019

      • Anonymous


        Feb 24, 2019

        Congrats DaddyBert. Full marathon next year?

      • Gareth Ashley

        Gareth Ashley

        Feb 23, 2019

        Go go gazelle!!! XCan i track you?


      • Louise & family

        Louise & family

        Feb 23, 2019

        Amazing effort, well done! Will be there to cheer you on!


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