Sharena Shiv

Sharena Shiv's London Marathon 2024 page

Fundraising for Home-Start UK
raised of £3,000 target
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In memory of My Mum
Home-Start UK

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We help struggling families to give children the best start in life


It gives me great honour to be running the London Marathon on Sunday 21st April 2024 for a charity close to my heart Home-Start UK. I ran my first 🏃🏽‍♀️ London Marathon last year and thought I’d never be doing this again… But when Home-Start kindly asked I couldn’t refuse.

If you’ve followed me for a while now may have heard me talk about the impact Home-Start has had on my family's life. Home-Start came to my family's rescue when my mum sadly passed away when I was 4 💗 Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. 

I called our Home-Start volunteer 'Grandma Paula'. She didn’t want my early tragic experience of losing my mum to hold me back. She was an English teacher, and soon we fell into a regular routine of our own little reading classes. I had been falling behind at school, but she inspired me to stay focused. When I heard that I had been accepted into University of Cambridge 🎓 I deeply wished I could have called 'Grandma Paula' to tell her. Looking back now I can see that having someone who believes in you at a young age makes such a difference to your future self.

The work Home-Start does today is as important as ever and I want anyone requiring their services to receive a similar level of help and be matched with a ‘Grandma Paula’. In the 50 years since Home-Start was founded, an incredible 1.5 million children, and their parents, have been supported to overcome challenges and build a brighter future.

📲 I promise to train tirelessly. I’ll be providing you with daily/weekly updates and you can follow all the progress on Instagram: @sharenashiv

💷 I am aiming to raise £3,000 and this is only achievable with your support.

I would appreciate any donations/support from you 🙏🏽 Please contribute as little or as much as you feel comfortable to afford (maybe forgo a cheeky Deliveroo/Uber for the week!)

Please help me reach my target and hopefully exceed it! 🥳 A massive thank you in advance ♥️


Sharena xxxx

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About the charity

Home-Start UK

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Home-Start is a family support charity. We help families who are reaching breaking point because of isolation, bereavement, illness, poverty, and more. Children miss out on the most important years of their life because of family crisis. With Home-Start support, their childhood can start now.

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