Kelly Barton

Kelly's London Marathon 2020 page

Fundraising for The Salvation Army
raised of £2,000 target
by 95 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
Participants: Mike Leatherbarrow will be my guide runner for the marathon.
London Marathon 2020
Campaign by The Salvation Army (RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359)
The London Marathon is the UK's landmark race, and the worlds most famous marathon.



Due to the cancellation of the London Marathon 2020, and whist we are awaiting confirmation of which year (2021 - hopefully!) we can defer to, we are participating in the Virtual 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on 4th October 2020 - running 26.2 miles from Southport to Strawberry Field, Liverpool in the interim.

On [April 26, 2020] October 4, 2020 I will be joining #TeamSallyArmy to fundraise specifically for the Salvation Army's Strawberry Field project in Liverpool.  

I am currently employed by the Salvation Army and work as the Volunteer Coordinator for Strawberry Field, which hosts a the Steps to Work programme.  Steps to Work supports young adults (age 18-25) with mild to moderate learning difficulties and other barriers to employment, by providing them with a training programme and work placements, which will lead them to gain meaningful employment.  Currently only 7% of people with learning difficulties are in employment and the Steps to Work programme aims to change this.  

I am a visually impaired (blind) runner and will be supported throughout my training and during the marathon by my guide runner Mike Leatherbarrow. Having a disability myself, I understand only too well the barriers and difficulties people with disabilities and additional needs can face when trying to find employment - and that's why I'm so passionate about fundraising for Salvation Army's Strawberry Field project, because I know that the Steps to Work programme can and will change young lives.

Every donation will help me reach my fundraising target.  Thank you so much for your support.  Kelly 

About the campaign

The London Marathon is the UK's landmark race, and the worlds most famous marathon.

About the charity

The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and Community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Alongside our work in the UK, The Salvation Army International Projects Office works with communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice. Our development projects are created and implemented in partnership with communities to enable them to build a better life and future for themselves. The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)

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