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Loraine Elizabeth

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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Sponsor Loraine on a 10 hour Elliptical Session to help St Mary’s Church of Radcliffe

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30th14th August30thHi Everyone, thanks for taking the time to click on the link and have a look at what I’m doing!

In recent years Radcliffe has been hit with horrendous flooding and many of the families of Radcliffe came together to support eachother. The community of Radcliffe is amazing and humbling - now it is time to help support one of our heritage sites! As a Grade I listed building and having an age of around 900 years, St Marys Church has been an integral part of our community and our ancestors community. Even the founder of Radcliffe was buried there in 1401, James De Radcliffe.

Around 18/24 months ago I had hit rock bottom, I was lost, I had no identity and no self-esteem. When I finally found the strength to take myself away from that situation I had a battle ahead of me with many aspects of my mental health. As I started to regain some confidence I had a burning desire to give thanks but no idea how to and how to have it be as effective as I wanted it to be. I decided to visit my local church. This was such an alien concept to me that you could have told me to wear fancy dress and I’d have turned up in it! The first sermon I was in attendance for was focused on forgiveness, and how we cannot truely live life to its fullest if we did not forgive those around us. I sat in church in tears. How can I forgive the person from my past that caused so much pain and abuse?! I approached the Minister after the service had ended for advice, and cried again. The advice given was to learn to forgive myself first and then look into forgiving others, and so for the past year this is what I have been working on.

Attending church, for me, is not completely about “Believing in God” ir a higher power, it is more about spending that time on a Sunday reflecting on the past week, giving thanks for what has happened, asking for guidance and being forgiven.

I have recently decided to be Baptised, and it was a great feeling. Baptism is about new life and being cleansed of sins, and this was my reasoning behind wanting tk be Baptised. So now I have started my “new life” and have had my past washed away.

St. Mary’s holds an extremely special part in my life and I want to do all I can to help them and show my gratitude for everything they have done for me. So due to this, many of you will know - I like a challenge. I walked the 32km Walking With The Wounded challenges two years in a row and completed them. This time I have challenged myself to a 10hr session on the Cross Trainers (elliptical trainers) at the gym. Its been a while since I’ve done a challenge and the training is on the way! Please, Please, Please give what you can!

The “Summer Fayre” is the weekend of the 24th and 25th of July, and COVID dependant there will be stalls, refreshments and an opportunity to see this beautiful church and all its history! My plan is to take on my challenge on the 23rd of July so I am recovered enough for the Fayre! The challenge will take place at Total Fitness in Whitefield and you’ll be able to speak with my wonderful PT Kyle if you are interested in any training sessions.

Whether you choose to follow a faith or not please donate! I have not done a challenge like this since before I was pregnant and since before I had began spiralling downwards So its going to be a toughie but I’m ready for it! This is not only for the church but to raise awareness of Mental Health.


For more information about St Marys and Radcliffe’s amazing history (including a bit of Roman influences) please see the link below:

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  • Loraine Elizabeth2 months ago
    Loraine Elizabeth

    Loraine Elizabeth

    2 months ago

    Hey everyone! Firstly let me thank you all for the AMAZING support you are all giving! I am so thankful to each and every one of you! Last week I did a dummy run of 5 hours on the cross trainer and it went really well. I’d got into a good pace and my muscles managed the distance/time too. We had figured out that in the 5 hours on the cross trainer I’d covered around 40 miles! In the days following I suffered with “runners knee” but that was to be expected! Only a week and a half to go now!! So excited! Be sure to join me on the day! Xxx

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  • Loraine Elizabeth3 months ago
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    Loraine Elizabeth

    3 months ago

    Thank you so much for everyone’s donations so far!! It’s so so appreciated and puts me in awe of your generosity! Hopefully we can surpass this target and really wow the church! Training is going well so far, I’ve got the support of Total Fitness behind me too! I’ll be setting up station in the foyer so all can come and cheer me on, there will be balloons and a bucket too for any in person donations on the day! Thanks again! 💗

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    Jul 30, 2021

    Absolutely smashed ot enjoy your rest!


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    Jul 30, 2021

    Go on girl! Your doing amazing!


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    Jul 29, 2021

    Good luck! You'll smash it 💪


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    Jul 21, 2021

    You’re doing amazing! So proud of you ❤️


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    Jul 21, 2021

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