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I am running the London Marathon for The Cirdan Sailing Trust because young people need to learn about challenge.

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2015, 26 Apr 2015

The Cirdan Sailing Trust

We support disadvantaged young people to improve their outlook and life chances.

Charity Registration No. 1091598

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The London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events where elite athletes have the chance to run alongside competitors like me. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long (don’t remind me) from Blackheath to The Mall.

I last ran the London Marathon for The Cirdan Sailing Trust in 2003.  It’s a small but extremely worthwhile charity for which I am a long standing Trustee and passionate supporter.  The good news is this will probably be your last chance to sponsor me for a Marathon the bad news is I need your support and sponsorship.   26 miles is a very long way so please give generously not only to raise the funds but to encourage me to undertake this ludicrous challenge.

The Trust needs a replacement good second hand people carrier as our old one is in serious need of replacement and has lasted us well to date.  For this we need to find £10,000 at least, quite a challenge in itself.

Cirdan has been operating for over 30 years and helps to motivate, stimulate and discipline disadvantaged young people through the challenge and adventure of life at sea on large sailing vessels.  The youngsters, most of whom come from troubled or deprived backgrounds in the UK join the vessel for a residential experience and take a full and active part in life on board, both above and below deck.  Over the years, Cirdan has sailed with around 32,000 young people from all over the UK and has an amazing record for helping those who have lost direction, usually through no fault of their own, to become accepted and useful members of society.

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Thank you very much, I’ll be thinking of you every bit of the way on the 26th!

See more about the Cirdan Trust - www.cirdantrust.org; contact them on tel: 01621 776684 or by email: leonie@cirdantrust.org

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