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Rashila's 12 Marathons in 12 Months page

Fundraising for Samaritans
£4,280
raised of £3,000 target
by 137 supporters
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In memory of My Dad
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Story

Hi! and thanks for visiting my fundraising page!

Here I am, a sub-standard runner who has decided to run 12 marathons in 12 months for my local (Chilterns) branch of Samaritans.

Why do I support them? I lost my dad to suicide and the thought of him feeling so alone is really upsetting. I don't want anyone to feel that way. I just want to be able to say….you're not alone, reach out, talk it through, there is someone who cares. I hope that by supporting Samaritans it enables that support to be there.

My local branch is amazing, kind hearted volunteers providing support round the clock  to those in emotional distress. They offer support by phone, email and also provide outreach services. Pre-covid they were also open to visitors who would prefer some support in person.

This service was very much needed pre-covid, and it seems it's even more so now. The Chilterns branch are an incredibly wonderful and caring team, and every single one a volunteer.

On average, each volunteer here handles around 300 calls per year….just imagine if they were all life saving calls! Now that's pretty amazing.

After many false (covid related) starts, I was able to kick off with marathon 1 in October 2020. My schedule is as follows:

1 Done! 10 October - Manchester 

2 Done! 30 October - Lulworth Cove - HILLY and Scary! - Dorset

3 Done! 28 November - Oulton Park race track - Cheshire

4 Done! 18 December - Big Feat trail marathon, Greater Manchester

5 Done! 31 December - Liverbirds marathon - Liverpool

6 Done!16 January - Rasslebock Running Challenge - Sherwood Pines

7 Done! 5 February - Saturn Running - Lee Valley, Waltham Cross

8 Done! 12 March - Enigma running - Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes

9 Done! 26th March - Saturn Running -Reading

10 Done! 22nd May - Worcester Marathon

11 Done! 2 July - Shropshire - How hard can it be events

12 Done! 10th September - Jung Frau marathon, Switzerland. Completed the distance, just in a different way to the plan.

13 Done! 18th September - bonus marathon!

About the charity

Samaritans

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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit www.samaritans.org

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,279.79
+ £921.30 Gift Aid
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£4,279.79
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