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Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe raised £3,425 from 87 supporters


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£3,425raised of £3,000 target by 87 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,425 to run the Médoc Marathon!! Please read our story and if you are able to give to our chosen charities, we would be ever so grateful! Xx

    Lauzun, SW France
    Funded on Friday, 22nd September 2017

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    Yes, in just a few weeks time, Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe will be attempting to run a whole marathon! That's 26 miles or 42km😳

    Our story began at the beginning of the year when Charmaine posted a link about a crazy event, the Marathon du Médoc - a proper full on running race but allegedly the most fun marathon in the world. One where not only do you run..... you run in obligatory fancy dress and through the stunning vineyards of the Médoc wine region in SW France, obviously stopping at 23 wine stations along the way for a spot of wine tasting and dancing to live music! Plus various other stops for croissants, ice cream, oysters, entrecôte & cheese and jumping in a lake to cool off too!! Luckily you have 6 and a half hours to attain your medal!
    Having seen the link and getting very excited about mixing her running with wine, Susie said "come on then, let's do it and I'll organise it"!! She did and 8 months later, SIX brave ladies have been putting in the training and are ready to undertake what could be a real achievement of a lifetime, a marathon.
    A couple of us had never even run before, some of us are better runners than others... but all of us are motivated and mentally strong ladies who are determined to do the best they possibly can, pushing themselves to the max but hoping to have fun along the way and enjoy this gruelling challenge!
    We have decided to support our own chosen charities, the Mango Tree Home in Haiti and Cancer Support France.

    Mango Tree Home is a UK charity, set up by Nicola's husband Bob after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010 - one amazing nurse who is 'Mum' to all, looks after 37 true orphans with no surviving relatives. The children are not privileged and all funds go directly towards food, clothing and maintenance of their very basic building - the hope now is to start providing necessary education and life skills to protect the childrens' future and encourage independent lives, in a very poor country and an environment open to corruption .

    Cancer Support France is the Macmillan equivalent here in France, providing invaluable English speaking support to individuals and their loved ones affected by this awful disease. We all know people affected by cancer and would like to support this worthy cause.

    Any monies raised will be split equally to go directly to these amazing charities, thank you.

    Thanks for reading - Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe 👟🏆👟🏅Xxxxxx



    • Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe1 year ago
      Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe

      Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe

      1 year ago

      WE DID IT! A day of mixed emotions - the high of the incredible electric atmosphere at the start, running surrounded by others in some crazy costumes, having our first tipple accompanied by fab music from talented live musicians..... to the low of 2 of the team needing medical attention, being told we wouldn't make it in time for a medal and may as well give up... then deciding that actually we can beat this thing and will carry on regardless and finish this marathon, which we did and ended up achieving some medals too!! Amazing! Thank you all!

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    • Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe1 year ago
      Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe

      Charmaine, Jenette, Nicola, Susie, Vic & Zoe

      1 year ago

      Just 3 days to go! Nerves are starting to kick in a little now 😬 What have we let ourselves in for?! Delighted to see that we are at 91% of target now, such great news, thank you everyone for your generosity! Xxxxxx

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    • louise walker

      louise walker

      Sep 15, 2017

      Well done Nicola! Well done all!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 14, 2017

      You ladies are amazing!! Very well done all of you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️


    • Sue, Simon and Jo Brown

      Sue, Simon and Jo Brown

      Sep 14, 2017

      Very well done girls!! Hugs to Zoe from Devon xxx


    • Judy Voisey

      Judy Voisey

      Sep 13, 2017

      Amazing achievement - hope you drank your fair share too! Well done!


    • Amanda Pattinson

      Amanda Pattinson

      Sep 13, 2017

      Well done Ladies, I think you are amazing!


    • elizabeth cox

      elizabeth cox

      Sep 13, 2017

      well done, sorry this is late, am I a tail ender?


    • Sarah VANT

      Sarah VANT

      Sep 12, 2017

      Brilliant! Girls on top............ xxxx


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    Lauzun, SW France

    Charmaine Harrell, Jenette Casey, Nicola Phoenix, Susie Delaney, Vic Jarvis & Zoe Lewin are running a marathon! Apparently the most fun and longest marathon in the world - the Marathon du Médoc!

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