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    Weʼve raised £347 to help raise funds for EDEMM, a Spanish organisation that takes a novel approach to helping victims of domestic violence.

    Funded on Monday, 10th September 2018

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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.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39283407

    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.

    Thanks :)

    Richard

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    • Richard Would3 months ago
      Richard Would

      Richard Would

      3 months ago

      Thank you all for the support, am very grateful and it helped keep me motivated towards finishing. Time was not great, took 1 hour 28 minutes to finish. But I would never have imagined doing that at the start of the year!

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    • Richard Would4 months ago
      Richard Would

      Richard Would

      4 months 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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    Page last updated on: 9/10/2018 10:20 AM

    Supporters

    28

    • K EARP

      K EARP

      Sep 7, 2018

      Good luck Richard, a real challenge for a worthy cause.

      £10.00

    • Michael Metcalfe

      Michael Metcalfe

      Sep 4, 2018

      Good luck

      £10.00

    • Jared Robinson

      Jared Robinson

      Sep 4, 2018

      Go for it.

      £10.07

    • Peter  K

      Peter K

      Sep 4, 2018

      Keep going

      £10.00

    • Rebecca Would

      Rebecca Would

      Sep 4, 2018

      good luck with the run 😊 you’re amazing uncle Richard!! ❤️

      £5.00

    • Kathy

      Kathy

      Sep 3, 2018

      Good luck for the run Richard! Amazing cause!

      £5.00

    • shabaz

      shabaz

      Sep 3, 2018

      Richard, this is great stuff what you're doing. Good Luck!

      £10.00

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