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Closed 30/09/2016

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£355
raised of £500 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £355 to help fund community improvements in College Park, Copnor, that will benefit the local park, residents and more.

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th September 2016

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    I'm always looking for ways to help and improve our local community, even in the face of austerity with the City Council. College Park in Copnor is the focal point of our community in terms of green space and park provision.

    Families, residents and adults and children with special needs take comfort in coming to the park. I want to help to raise funds for community improvements, and one of those improvements is to have a Christmas Tree for Copnor this year. Others include a new wild flower meadow as part of a new 'Bee Friendly City' initiative and more animals for College Park.

    We've never had a Christmas Tree in Copnor and now that we will have a big Christmas event in the park for the 2nd year running this December, it's simple things like this that can bring the community together and bring some cheer to local people. Where we can, we should do our part.

    So, with this as my focus, on Saturday 24th September, along with my trusty sidekick Crixus, the Labrador I will be running a 10k challenge. It is a challenge for me. I took up running in 2013 but then stopped in 2014 as I am not a natural runner and also gained a lot of weight as a result. It's painful for me to run, but with each week of training I hope to increase my distance and endurance to hit the 10k on the 24th of September.

    Please support me to support the local community, it's the small things that matter to people and I'm excited to make the improvements a reality.

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    • Robert New5 years ago
      Robert New

      Robert New

      5 years ago
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      Thank you to everyone for their support. It was a hard challenge and I'm greatful for everyones support and donations online and offline.

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    • Robert New5 years ago
      Robert New

      Robert New

      5 years ago

      Yesterday was the big day and we did it! We hit 10km in 1 hour, 3 minutes, which was incredible. Furthermore, I'd like to thank everyone who has made a donation for this cause. Thanks also go out to my fellow Councillors, Copnor residents for cheering me on and donating, our wonderful MP who came and saw us off yesterday along with Cllr. Fleming and Cllr. Lyon. Finally, to Crixus who is just the best dog and pal anyone could run a challenge with. :-) We're going to have our Christmas Tree :-) Robert

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    • Robert New5 years ago
      Robert New

      Robert New

      5 years ago

      We've had a rest day of sorts today... no running, but instead, we've been doing pushups, sit-ups and core work to prevent any back injury. Post workout, having a little snooze now and he's curled up next to me. Tomorrow we're kicking it out for the 4km mark! Watch us go!

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    • Robert New5 years ago
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      Robert New

      5 years ago

      Well we've just completed our third training session in the glorious sunshine. Cirxus aced it while I, (not a natural runner) puffed my way to over the 3km mark today. We're on track for the 10km and so far I'm injury free, but my thighs are burning... on the plus, I can feel my muscles coming back into use and getting stronger with each training session. It's really important to me to achieve this challenge. I'm determined to raise the funds needed for Copnor and our aspirations for community improvements! Please donate generously

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    Supporters

    10

    • Danerys Targaryen

      Danerys Targaryen

      Sep 25, 2016

      Well done Roberto... So glad you've done this.

      £100.00

    • Emma Webster

      Emma Webster

      Sep 24, 2016

      Well done Rob x

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2016

      Good luck love auntie Karen xx

      £10.00

    • CHARLES Heslop

      CHARLES Heslop

      Sep 23, 2016

      Best of luck!!

      £20.00

    • Ben & Kerry

      Ben & Kerry

      Sep 23, 2016

      Good luck Rob x

      £10.00

    • John F

      John F

      Aug 17, 2016

      Good luck Rob and Crixus, a good cause.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2016

      Good luck Rob xx

      £10.00

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    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Robert New is a local City Councillor in Portsmouth.

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