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Weʼre raising £10,000 to set up a juice delivery service, bringing nutrition to communities unable to prepare healthy meals. By running 10 marathons in 10 days!

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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In 2014 my mum was taken into Intensive Care and we nearly lost her. It was a massive wake-up call that we are living with a huge health problem in the UK. While the medics are incredible, there is little focus on nutrition in terms of preventative measures and for recovery.

Mum couldn't eat the hospital food and was very weak. Then she couldn’t eat anything. Eventually she was given nutrition intravenously and within 12 hours, I literally saw her come back to life. There it was; the difference nutrition can make before our very eyes.

When Mum came home and I was her primary carer. If/when I went back to work, I was horrified to hear that food-wise, the only help would be microwave meals. I know this service has served a purpose for years, but TIMES HAVE CHANGED! We have learned so much about diet and nutrition and know that fresh, non-processed, whole foods are the way to fight disease, illness, to heal. To improve energy, strength, mental wellbeing, mood.

I set up a juice business (Little Pep) to help people make healthier choices but more can be done.

So, with the help of my good friend; Joanne Harrington-Holland, I intend to set up a juice & smoothie delivery service with the purpose of helping those who are unable to provide adequate nutrition for themselves. We hope to work alongside charities, care centres and the NHS. The aim is to start small and local in the Kent area but hope to grow to reach farther afield.

To aid this crowdfunder and raise awareness, we are completing 10 marathons in 10 days along the Kent Coast as part of the Saxon Shore Seaside Series. The first one is 25th Nov 2016.

Please give generously to help us help others. If you have a business you would like us to promote in our campaign, please contact us to hear about our sponsorship ideas sherry_newton@hotmail.com.

Mum is doing amazingly well! She is a miracle and we are so grateful. She has a beetroot based juice every day and is going from strength to strength!

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  • Sherry Newton

    Sherry Newton

    2 months ago

    Sherry Newton

    What a joy to wake up on Marathon eve and see that we have hit £1000 online today!! I'm totally humbled by the support, I really, really am. Your words have really spurred me on and I cannot believe the donations coming from people that I've not seen or spoken with for years, I'm completely flawed by your kindness and generosity. I guess one thing we have to Facebook to thank for; being able to pop out of the woodwork and be amazing for old friends when they need it. We also have over £800 in business sponsorships so we are on track folks! Xxx

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    Sherry Newton

    2 months ago

    Sherry Newton

    Wonderful support on and offline, thanks so much everyone, please keep spreading the word - 1 week tomorrow!!!!!!!

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    Sherry Newton

    3 months ago

    Sherry Newton

    Hey folks, thanks your continued support! There's been somewhat of a boost since I suggested I would run one of the marathons dressed as a pumpkin if we got to £550 in donations by Sunday 6th November!! Nearly there. If we should exceed this amount I will sing a dance a jig dressed as said pumpkin to Pump(kin) up the Jam

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  • Heather Batten

    Heather Batten

    Jan 13, 2017

    Sherry, you are a true inspiration! :) xx

    £15.00

  • Sian Vaughan

    Sian Vaughan

    Jan 13, 2017

    Sorry this is so late ...amazing achievement you should be mega proud I could not do it! #superstar #inspiration ❤ Sian xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    £20.00

  • Andy Ashford

    Andy Ashford

    Jan 13, 2017

    Phew - just made it!!!Well done Sherry - super proud of you for what you've done. You're ACE (but I knew that already)!!!!Big love xxxx

    £20.00

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Sherry Newton

Sherry Newton

Herne Bay, United Kingdom

Hello, thanks for stopping by! We are Sherry and Jo. You will usually find us training along the Kent coast or on the pier in Herne Bay, one serving juices/smoothies/health food, the other serving real ales and other tipples, we like to say it's all about balance!

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