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£325raised of £1,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £325 to Help fund a selection of fitness bars along the parks looped path. This will create a full body cardio workout track which is free for all

    Cradley, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    Cllr Richard Body, ward councillor for Cradley & Wollescote, Chairman of The Friends of Homer Hill Park and ex chain smoking couch potato, is attempting to run 2 marathons.
    I have entered the Gloucester City Marathon on 6th August 2017 and the Birmingham International Marathon on 15th Oct 2017. I hope to raise funds for Homer Hill Park Cradley and promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle change.
    All funds raised will go towards a fitness track on the looped path. This will create a full body cardio workout track which is free for all. Regular cardio exercise along with a healthy balanced diet is proven to benefit both our physical and mental health.
    Back in June last year (2016) during an NHS health check, I was diagnosed as obese and at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. I decided to radically change my lifestyle, I power walked daily and changed to a healthier diet. On the 5th August (2016) I started to run. This was the first time that I had done any running since leaving school in 1982.
    Not running in over 35 years hasn’t come without certain complications. Lower back and Chondromalacia Patellae and arthritis knee pain, have been my constant companions. 
    Many people raise money for very worthy national charities, however my community and its vital open green spaces are my passion. Please consider sponsoring me. In doing so your donation and all money raised, will be put towards Homer Hill Park’s fitness track, helping to promote a healthier and fitter community for all.
    Kind Regards Richard

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      15

      • Steve Waltho

        Steve Waltho

        Sep 8, 2017

        Sorry Richard better late than never and thought we'd sponsored you already! This is an phenomenal achievement given where you were a year ago ... well done Steve & Jayne

        £20.00

      • Nicola Collins

        Nicola Collins

        Aug 5, 2017

        Good luck

        £5.00

      • ,

        ,

        Aug 4, 2017

        All the best creaky knees, from your equally creaky knees mother - in - law x

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Aug 2, 2017

        What a great cause and what an inspirational story!Well done Richard!Best wishes and good luckIan

        £30.00

      • Charlotte Ford

        Charlotte Ford

        Jul 27, 2017

        Its great that you want to inspire others and provide facilities that are definitely needed. Good luck, and thank you.

        £20.00

      • Ash Body

        Ash Body

        Jul 18, 2017

        Great effort dad. It's gonna suck but the achievement is worth it!

        £20.00

      • Sarah Norman

        Sarah Norman

        Jul 10, 2017

        Good luck in your first marathon. It will be hard but I am sure with your determination you will get there. Just look out for "the wall" and eat those jelly babies when it comes

        £30.00

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      Richard Body

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      Cradley, United Kingdom

      Cllr Richard Body, ward councillor for Cradley & Wollescote, Chairman of The Friends of Homer Hill Park and ex chain smoking couch potato, is attempting to run 2 marathons.

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