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Sacha Tomkins

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running for NCT because they do so much to help parents across the UK.

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2014, 13 Apr 2014

NCT

We are here to support parents to help them in their First 1,000 Days

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

if you know me at all, you will realise that running is not something I do for fun. Exercise, and running in particular, is way out of my comfort zone. So much so, that I am probably as much of a couch potato as you can find.  So this is an enormous challenge for me. I don't doubt that I am going to find it really, really difficult.

So why am I putting myself through it?  Well, there are two reasons.

The first is, that NCT were there for me big time when I had my first two children. Everyone's heard of the antenatal classes, but not so many are aware of the effort that volunteers across the country put in to create support for new parents. Tireless dedication, because it makes such a difference to parents who receive that support.

The second is because NCT needs money to survive.  Antenatal classes generally run at about break-even, but there is so much more that needs funding.  Closest to my heart is the breastfeeding helpline, which costs approximately £20 per hour to run.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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  • En route, about mile 18
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