Weʼre raising £400 to help raise funds for EDEMM, a Spanish organisation that takes a novel approach to helping victims of domestic violence.
- 26 days to go
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I am soon to leave Leicester and as many of you know I have managed to turn things around quite well this over the last 18 months from being over 23 and half stone to a position where I can exercise again. In a fit of madness I am due to do a 10km run on the 9th of September in Leicester, hoping to have hit my initial Slimming World target of 16 stone by then and using it as an incentive even though I hate running!
With me leaving my job to go down to Winchester I also hope that work colleagues will help support this cause instead of making donations for me leaving. I will be sending the money over independently as they are not set up on here.
So who am I raising money for? Over a year ago I read an inspirational story about a different take on how to help those suffering from domestic violence get out of their awful situation. This is the story.
From all the work I saw from my legal aid work I have always felt that there is not enough help or support for people, and also it made me happy seeing the good news stories from when people were helped. The agencies I oversaw in London don't appear to be around any more and so I thought it would be good to support EDEMM.
But this is as much as anything about me, and getting me to keep working on getting my health better. I feel the best I have since 2007, and feel as if I can get back to my weight of the 1990's and back to a healthy weight. One of the things that really helped me was the people at my Slimming World group voted me as the Man Of The Year for the challenges I've tried to overcome and that has really helped inspire me to keep making sure I try to keep it up. People supporting me in this would have the same effect. I would not want to let people down by not giving it my best, and your support would mean a lot to me. Even if just a £1, it all adds up.
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Richard Would2 days ago
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, I am really pleased to have reached my target so quickly and it really helps motivate me to keep going :) I've upped the target so fingers crossed it can reach the new target. Included another old photo of where I was to show some of the progress. And one of the reasons for where I was.....
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Aug 13, 2018
Good luck with the run!!
Aug 11, 2018
Wow, go Richard! What an achievement, all the best hope it goes well. Paula
Aug 10, 2018
Mam & Dad
Aug 9, 2018
Can't believe you are running a 10k. Keep up with all the hard work in the gym and with the dieting. good luck.
Aug 9, 2018
Well done Richard in losing all that weight - great achievement!!! Good Luck in your new job :) - You will be missed x
Aug 8, 2018
All the best
Aug 8, 2018
Great fund raising choice, great challenge... All round Top Man!!!Will be sad to see you go Richard. Good luck!
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