Weʼve raised £1,050 to help Leonie Saffy, a 14 year old disabled horse rider. She is Aiming for the Paralympics!
- Overton, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016
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Last year I ran my 1st ever marathon and was going well to 20 miles when my back pulled on me. I received treatment by the 1st aiders at the road side and managed to complete albeit in a slower time than I had predicted or hoped for. It was a great experience and I was very proud to raise over £3000 for my local hospital but the fact I didn’t make my time has made determined to run a marathon under 5 hours so I am going to try again and train harder and better. In the past I have raised money for my local hospital, also for hope house children's hospice as well as Emmy Taylor whom I was extremely proud to run for. This is quite possibly my last attempt at the distance so I am training for Lake Vyrnwy Half which takes place in September and then I am going to step up the training for the Paris Full Marathon next April.
This year my cause is a little different. I am running for a disabled little girl Leonie Saffy who is the daughter of 2 very close friends Jason and Zara Saffy.
Leonie has already had numerous major surgeries, and is having Titanium rods inserted into her spine later this year at Alderhey Hospital. A life saving surgery, as her spine is restricting her heart and lung function.
Leonie is a Para Dressage rider, who has ridden for both Wales and Great Britain. Her goal is to ride for Team GB at the Paralympics. The money raised will help support Leonie with her training and allow her to compete in larger competitions, once she has recovered from her surgery.
Thank you to everyone who supports me in my running and I would ask for your support just 1 more time to raise as much as I can for this little girl.
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Nov 26, 2016
Top bloke Leeroy. Hope all is well with leonie Jason and Zara ❤️
Nov 26, 2016
There we go Leonie. That's the 1st 1000. Get better soon darling. Xx
Piers and hannah
Nov 23, 2016
I hope this helps, an amazing thing to donate for and really hope she does it.
About the fundraiser
Overton, United Kingdom
Leonie Saffy is a 14 year old girl, with a physical disability called Escobar Syndrome, who lives in North Wales. She is a Para Dressage rider (The horse dancing!) and is aiming for the Paralympics!
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