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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help campers attend Camp Allen through the 'Ami Goodwin Adopt A Camper Program'.

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THE CAUSE

'The Ami Goodwin Adopt A Camper Program' helps send campers to Camp Allen who otherwise may not be able to afford it. Camp Allen is life changing for many people, however some people cannot afford to attend, this program helps those who need the financial help to experience a life changing summer camp.

THE BACKSTORY

In 2013 I applied to work at a summer camp in America. As a young and probably naive 22 year old, who hadn't really seen much of the World, this was my time to explore the great unknown, a dream come true, travelling across the World to see the USA!

What I didn't realise at the time was that in fact, it was not the travelling that was to be the making of me, it was the summer camp experience itself. I had never once thought about special needs as an option for the summer, but that was all to change when, now a good friend of mine Michael messaged me and requested an interview. The rest they say, is history...

Now 4 summers on Camp Allen has done so much for me, for the staff, for those who attend and for the families who send their loved ones to the camp and this incredible work has been going on long before I was a counsellor and it will continue long after I am gone.

THE PLAN

SO, my plan, roughly in the next 4 months, will be to complete a 5k run, a 10k run, a half marathon and a full marathon. I have set myself a target of completing all 4 races by next February/ March meaning that on average I will complete roughly a race per month, in reality the 5k and 10k will be done in the same month.

I will update everyone on this page when I have signed up to each event, the day of the event and also my results for those interested. Thanks for reading and thanks even more for donating!

For anyone wishing to visit the Camp Allen website out of interest, here is the link:

http://campallennh.org/

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  • Elliott Massingham

    Elliott Massingham

    a month ago

    Elliott Massingham

    It's race week so spread the word to all of your friends and family about this incredible camp and all that it does.

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  • Elliott Massingham

    Elliott Massingham

    2 months ago

    Elliott Massingham

    For anyone interested in visiting the Camp Allen website out of interest, here is the link: www.campallennh.org

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  • Elliott Massingham

    Elliott Massingham

    2 months ago

    Elliott Massingham

    I am into the first official week of training, working on my pace and figuring out a realistic time to complete a marathon. When training gets into full swing I will have a more accurate idea of what time I feel is realistic for me, but also respectable enough to be proud of my accomplishments. Thanks for donating and please tell all your friends and family about this amazing place called Camp Allen and share the life out of the link!

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2 months ago

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  • Joe Moore

    Joe Moore

    Nov 26, 2016

    Here's another £20 mate! Keep up the good work ❤️

    £20.00

  • Mary Constance

    Mary Constance

    Nov 25, 2016

    Love you my friend!

    £30.00

  • Paul Cornforth

    Paul Cornforth

    Nov 22, 2016

    Get up there charver! I'll race you when I'm back. Keep up the good work!

    £10.00

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Elliott Massingham

Elliott Massingham

I am 25 now, but at the age of 22 I applied to work in America, it changed my life and now I am looking to raise money for a great cause, a cause in which I owe a lot!

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