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Maddy Carminke

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Fundraising for Evolve Housing + Support

395 %
raised of £100 target
by 24 supporters
  • Event: Hackney Half Marathon 2019, 19 May 2019

Evolve Housing + Support

We provide support and housing to help homeless people become independent

Charity Registration No. 1099051


Maddys first half marathon...

After taking up running a few years ago, I've grown to really enjoy and love this sport. In 2017 I did my first 10k whilst living in Bournemouth, and I set myself the challenge that my next run would be (one step up) - a half marathon. 2019, one ski season and one move to London later and I've booked my place onto Hackney Half on the 19th May. 

I enjoy running and I always feel better once I've got outside, put my headphones in and done a bit of exercise... but 13 miles will be a challenge for me and something I’ll have to train for.

As this is a personal goal for me, I thought why not fund raise whilst doing this... and try to help out a charity! Last run I raised money for the British Heart Foundation, and this time I've decided to fund raise for Evolve. Recently moving to London, you can't help but notice the amount of less fortunate others around me without a home. Evolve is a homelessness charity in London, that provides housing and support. It had been so freezing cold at the start of this year... I couldn't imagine being homeless and having no place warm to call home. 

I first hear of Evolve at work. Siobhan was kind enough to come to our offices and speak to us about the work Evolve do and how they help people. It was interesting but shocking and sad to hear what other people go through, but hearing how Evolve can help people and make a difference to their lives made me feel like I wanted to try and do my bit to do some fundraising and help in any small way I can towards this. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I'll post some updates of how my training is going - but thank you for your interest and support! 

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