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£465raised of £200 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £465 to buy new equipment for the 14th Walton-on-the-Hill Liverpool North Scout Group

    Funded on Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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    On 17th September, I'm running the English Half Marathon. I've never seen myself as someone who could run that far and up until December last year I had only really 'flirted' with running. I decided that I would run to get myself fit and lose weight and never really wanted to run races or with other people. My friends, Gary and Hayley, convinced me to start going to Park Run in Croxteth Park and the first time I went with them they also dropped the bombshell that afterwards we'd be going down to the Liverpool waterfront to run a few miles with some of their friends who were running a marathon down there! I realised that not only was distance running something I could do but I actually enjoyed it!

    A few months later, I found myself signing up to run a half marathon and I decided I would get sponsored for it. I didn't know who I should get sponsorship for and thought about it for a while. I wanted to raise money for a less well-known charity and decided I would raise money for the 14th Walton-on-the-Hill Liverpool North Scout Group. I've been a member of this Scout Group since November 1981 and I've had so many opportunities and learnt so much from everyone I've been lucky to meet there in the 36 years since then.

    Any money raised will go towards buying new equipment for our Scout Group. This could be anything from camping equipment to equipment we can use on our meeting nights. In this day and age when young people can get a bad press, it's really important to me that they are given every opportunity to challenge themselves and show the world just how great young people can be.

    If you are able to donate, I would be really grateful and I know that the young people would really, really appreciate it too.

    Thanks

    Neil

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    • Neil Mattocks10 months ago
      Neil Mattocks

      Neil Mattocks

      10 months ago

      Well, I did it! I ran the half marathon yesterday and finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 48 seconds. I was aiming for 2 hours 20 so I'm absolutely made up. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me. Your money really will make a difference.

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    • Neil Mattocks1 year ago
      Neil Mattocks

      Neil Mattocks

      1 year ago

      I set this page up 15 days ago with the aim of raising £200 for our Scout Group and today we reached the target! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and hopefully we can raise much more!

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    • Neil Mattocks1 year ago
      Neil Mattocks

      Neil Mattocks

      1 year ago

      I've been out on three runs this week and ran 14.7 miles in total. We've raised £130 so far and the marathon is still three months away so hopefully we'll get the £200 target for the Scout Group. Thanks everyone!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/19/2017 5:54 PM

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    33

    • Mike Jones

      Mike Jones

      Sep 19, 2017

      Nice one Neil. Hope your knees have glued back together by now.

      £20.00

    • Christine Beyga

      Christine Beyga

      Sep 18, 2017

      Sorry Neil meant to do this last week, well done on the Half!

      £10.00

    • Natalie Williams

      Natalie Williams

      Sep 18, 2017

      Well done Neil, you done your half marathon in an amazing time xx

      £5.00

    • Gill Bird

      Gill Bird

      Sep 18, 2017

      Well done Neil,we appreciate all you do for our kidsGill,Paul,Caleb+Maggie Bird

      £20.00

    • Jan Beahan

      Jan Beahan

      Sep 17, 2017

      Congratulations and well done Neil!! Ready for the next one now!! xx

      £10.00

    • Lee Egerton

      Lee Egerton

      Sep 17, 2017

      Well done fartbag😉

      £10.00

    • Emma Davies

      Emma Davies

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck for tomorrow! Just enjoy it! X

      £10.00

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