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£270raised of £120 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to support Yewdale Counselling Services.

    Funded on Thursday, 18th April 2019

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    I always said that if I did a sponsored event, it would be something that I hate to make it worth your money. I hate running for the sake of running, and signing up for *only* a half marathon does not give the same selfish bragging rights as doing a full one.

    This weekend I'm "competing in" the Wilmslow Half Marathon, and I'd like to do it in support of a local charity called Yewdale Counselling Services. Yewdale is a charity based in Skelmersdale where their amazing volunteers give their time and expertise for free to listen to and help people who might feel that they have no-one else to talk to.

    To someone in trouble, this can be invaluable - feeling isolated can be as debilitating as any problem causing it. Figures released on Time to Talk Day in 2018 reveal two thirds (66%) of people in the UK feel they have no one to talk to when it comes to personal conversations on topics such as mental health, money problems and relationships. When asked why, the top reasons were: never being able to find the right time, or the right place.

    However, not everyone can afford the typical fees of up to £60-70 an hour for help. Volunteer based services like Yewdale are so important in giving people the time and place to talk and be heard.

    I plan on running this half marathon in just less than two hours and so would like to raise £120 - two one hour sessions if someone had to pay. A course of 6 sessions would cost (you guessed it!) £360.

    Thanks for your help.

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    • Michael Herbert8 months ago
      Michael Herbert

      Michael Herbert

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi Everyone, I wanted to say an enormous thank you for your sponsorship of my run and support of this great charity. I ran the course in 1 hour, 40 minutes and a rather irritating 15 seconds! The most important figure is that (with offline donations as well), I raised £380. I'm incredibly grateful.

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    12

    • V.

      V.

      Mar 24, 2019

      Well done Michael, a great cause! ❤️

      £120.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 24, 2019

      Always late on these things, but well done 👍

      £20.00

    • Becci Fairhurst

      Becci Fairhurst

      Mar 24, 2019

      Well done Michael!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 24, 2019

      £13.00

    • Amanda Blair

      Amanda Blair

      Mar 24, 2019

      Good luck and enjoy, Amanda xx

    • S: Fellow blogger

      S: Fellow blogger

      Mar 19, 2019

      Via your website. Long time follower. Volunteering is always close to my heart. Great cause!

      £20.00

    • Mel Clarke

      Mel Clarke

      Mar 19, 2019

      Good luck! 😊

      £10.00

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