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£150raised of £750 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £150 to be split between a few good causes - Birmingham childrens hospital, Thejodieloufoundation and to also support my lads local football team

    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 7th October 2017

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    My name is Michelle Saunders and as you all know I love a challenge. I recently came back from India and my friend asked if i would join her in a run - so i agreed thinking i had lots of time to prepare - yet i was wrong - only 5 weeks to plan for a 10km run. The run is taking place at west park on Sunday 3rd September.

    Anyone who knows - knows i like a challenge so i thought - why not lets give it a go - so my training has commenced and every morning at 4:30am i am out preparing myself for the task ahead.

    But then i thought - i'm not just gonna do this for myself - Lets raise some funds for some amazing charities / clubs and let me help others.

    Through work - Birmingham childrens hospital are our chosen charity and we are looking to raise a significant amount throughout the year to help fund a new incubator for the childrens ward. As you know these machines are life saving to those with newborns - and having children myself i wanted to give something back.

    Second charity i will be supporting is thejodieloufoundation. This is a registered charity that is close to my heart as it was set up by my friends daughter after she lost her leg to bone cancer at the age of 15 after hurting it on a trampoline - she was so lucky to survive but she battled all the odds and fought through it all and now she is doing amazingly well and trains hard with her new running blade. This charity helps other children across the country who is also suffering what my friends daughter went through but who also are less fortunate and will help to fund last wishes for those whose illnesses are terminal.

    Thirdly - a small proportion of the monies raised will also be going to my lads local football team to help fund training kits and annual trophies for the lads as the team have only been together just over one year and have come on so much and are an amazing group of lads all under the age of 8. The coaches volunteer their own time twice a week to train the lads and find them suitable leagues and matches to compete in and have done a fantastic job to date.

    Therefore - i am pushing myself to the max to run as much of the 10km as i can and i know times are not important its the taking part and finishing that counts - I am pushing myself hard to try to complete my first ever race in less than 1hr 45mins.

    So please family, friends, colleagues, please dig deep and help support me on this challenge.

    BRING IT ON............

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    • michelle saunders1 year ago
      michelle saunders

      michelle saunders

      1 year ago

      Well just a couple days away from the big race and I am well and truly prepared for it. Training has gone well and I am going to push myself more on the day to do the best I can. Sponsorship so far is coming in nicely - approx £250 from work, £120 from moms work and £135 so far on here so getting closer to my target. Just want one last push now But thank you to all that have supported me so far.

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    • michelle saunders1 year ago
      michelle saunders

      michelle saunders

      1 year ago

      Training going well guys - pushed it last night and managed 7.5k in 60 minutes so by the time of the actual run I am now aiming I can complete the 10k in 1hr 15 mins which I believe is now achievable. Thank you all for supporting me.. In addition to funds on here - I have also so far got £168 in sponsor form donations to add to this total so getting closer to my target now Thanks all

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    • michelle saunders1 year ago
      michelle saunders

      michelle saunders

      1 year ago

      Training going well - 2 weeks down - 3 weeks to go and more training to come. Distance extended and pushing myself well. Come on people - please help support me

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/18/2017 8:44 AM

    Supporters

    15

    • Clare Power

      Clare Power

      Sep 18, 2017

      Well done Michelle, great achievement and cause!!!

      £5.00

    • Emma Guy

      Emma Guy

      Sep 3, 2017

      You've got this 💪🏼 xxx

      £5.00

    • Toni Hickman

      Toni Hickman

      Sep 2, 2017

      Good luck for tomorrow love from Toni & Rob xx

      £5.00

    • Debbie Watts

      Debbie Watts

      Aug 27, 2017

      Good luck, your hard work will pay off x

      £5.00

    • Farat Johnson

      Farat Johnson

      Aug 24, 2017

      Well done you doing something fantastic for good causes. Good luck Farat

      £10.00

    • C Payne

      C Payne

      Aug 24, 2017

      With your determination, we know you've got this :)

      £10.00

    • Shani Hall

      Shani Hall

      Aug 24, 2017

      Good luck with the challenge I'm sure you'll smash it 😘

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    michelle saunders

    michelle saunders

    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm michelle and I am doing this run to put something back to the community and help others less fortunate than me. A few of my friends have suffered with their children having cancer and luckily getting through it and seeing what they went through I want to help others

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