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Neil Barnes

Neil's Marathon Challenge!

Running the Yorkshire Marathon for Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) because I want to help others get the same benefits I did

181 %
raised of £600 target
by 47 supporters

Action on Hearing Loss (RNID)

We fundraise, fund research & campaign to help those with hearing loss & tinnitus

Charity Registration No. 207720


Can you help me raise funds for Action on Hearing Loss?

When I was wee little toddler, a local company in the village I lived in near Southampton got their staff together to raise £1,200 (this is 1985!), which bought specialist hearing equipment that gave me a massive boost in my development.

Me and my family also received so much support in those early years from deafness-related charities and organisations. This helped ensure that I never fell behind as a disabled person and enabled me to have a good education.

I want others to be able to get the same support as I did, and so I'm using my fairly recent obsession with running to fundraise for Action on Hearing Loss through a year of running - climaxing with the YORKSHIRE MARATHON on Sunday 8th October. The longest I've run so far is one single half-marathon...

Planned races confirmed so far (in among all the training of course!):

Leeds Half Marathon - 14th May 2017
York 10K - 6th August 2017
Great North Run - 10th September 2017
Yorkshire Marathon - 8th October 2017

Take a look at my photos to see cute pics of me both as a little 'un and 30 years later as a runner!

Please do consider sponsoring me.


  • Leeds Half Marathon - Sunday 14th May 2017
  • Ready and raring to go for the Manchester Half Marathon (first one I did) in Oct 2016 +16