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Running the London Marathon for Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support because small children’s charities are close to my heart

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MACS London marathon team 2020

Welcome to our 2020 London marathon page!

Charity Registration No. 1161897

Story

Soooooo first of all, thanks for visiting my page. 

Running a marathon is totally out of my comfort zone, I enjoy light running but the thought of training pretty much everyday for the next 16 week then actually running 26.2 miles near petrifies me, I know it's going to be the MOST mentally and physically challenging thing I have done, (and I have endured 6 whole days of labour with both of my children haha)  

When looking for a charity place I decided I wanted to focus on small less known children's charities, so that I could help smaller organisations to raise awareness and funding for their worthwhile causes. I found MACS (I'll link their information below) and I was pretty blown away by what they were doing in many ways but mostly by the support they are offering children and families.

I am literally SO excited to cross that finish line, I know its going to be the best feeling. And when I have my off times/hours/days/weeks I am going to keep mentally challenging myself as I know 16 weeks is a drop in the ocean compared to what many families are going through 24 hours a day. 

If you've read this far thank you and also THANK YOU for your support, all the words of support and offers of sponsorship I have received so far really REALLY spurs me on, I don't have a clue what I am doing, but bring it on........ I AM READY!!!! 

Debs xxxxxxx


***Information about MACS***

MACS was formed in 1993, by a group of parents, all of whom had children with microphthalmia (small formed eyes), anophthalmia (no eyes) and coloboma (sight problems). Children may also be affected by developmental problems and learning difficulties. In 1994, MACS became a registered charity.

Until MACS, most families had never met any other children with MACS conditions, nor had the opportunity to meet, support or learn from each other. With MACS' help, families have access to peer support from those who understand what they are going through. This can be a crucial lifeline to our families.

Through your sponsored activities and donations, you are also supporting MACS to:

  • Raise awareness of these rare conditions and support research into finding out more about their cause
  • Provide practical, emotional and financial help to families and, 
  • Enable children and young people to access opportunities that aim to develop life skills and boost confidence.

Please support MACS!

For more information about how MACS supports children and families visit www.macs.org.uk.

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