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Hi all, I pushed myself beyond my physical limits to run as many miles as I possibly could in 1 week for Guide Dogs starting Monday 8th October - Sunday 14th October whilst also still working full time training these amazing life changers.

I managed to run an incredible 200 miles in 1 week which included 2 back to back 40 mile runs over the weekend. It took a great deal of pain, grit and determination to complete this challenge. My goodness it wasn’t easy, every step I took my legs were screaming. It really was a case of mind over matter, concentrating on putting one step in front of the other. 

When things got tough everyone’s comments of support and encouragement kept me going. This challenge, the struggles and the pain ends tomorrow for me but for so many blind and visually people there struggles don’t go away. The loss of confidence, lack of independence not to mention the daily struggles of living with a visual impairment last a lifetime. I work for Guide Dogs as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor and have met so many inspirational guide dog owners and have seen first hand the amazing difference these dogs make to there lives. 

Guide dogs give people there independence and freedom back as well as being a great companion and best friend. Please help to support more guide dog partnerships by donating to Guide Dogs. A massive thank you from the bottom of my heart to all that have donated so far.

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Updates 3

15/10/18 07:17

200 miles completed in 1 week 😊

15/10/18 07:16

159 miles run so far. 1 more day to go. Please please support me and donate to this amazing cause

13/10/18 05:41

Raising money for

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979

The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of people with sight loss never leave home alone. We empower visually impaired people to do that and rely on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service.

Raising money for

Run by Guide Dogs

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979

Donations 51

A massive well done Kirsteen! You smashed it!

Donation by Rachael MacLoughlin on 01/11/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A great run for a good cause. Well done.

Donation by Clive and Christine Charlton on 28/10/18

£10.00

Kirsteen you are an inspiration. Incredible achievement, see you at the Olympics...!!

Donation by sarah mounoury on 25/10/18

£10.00

Absolutely fabulous achievement Kirsteen, truly is an amazing reflection of your sheer strength and determination, brilliant, huge praise well deserved

Donation by Michelle (Gig Club) on 24/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic running achievement Kirsteen, what a great way to raise funds for Guide Dogs

Donation by heather Bewick on 24/10/18

£20.00

Zoltan says - Well done. Great cause.

Donation by John & Anne Milton on 24/10/18

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

OMG - Well done you. I had no idea you were doing this, must've missed all the messages with no WhatsApp!! no wonder you weren't free to come down to the boathouse the other night!!! lol

Donation by Linda Wheate on 22/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A great cause that you are running for Kirsteen - helping other people have a better life.

Donation by John Richardson on 22/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Kirsteen, you are brilliant! This explains why you are always running whenever i see you. Best wishes for your very worthwhile campaign, and your continuing running training

Donation by Viv (Gig) on 22/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Saw your story in the Sidmouth Herald and wanted to show our appreciation of your amazing effort in the last week. Well done and a great cause 😎

Donation by Tim Chapman on 20/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations from Jean (gig club)

Donation by Jean on 20/10/18

£20.00

Bravo Kirsteen, splendid effort for a good cause. Tony and Angela.

Donation by Antony Lambert on 20/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Top marks for your comitment & resilience - thank you from a GD owner x

Donation by Jo-Ann Moran on 19/10/18

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Truly amazing - so impressive, very well done

Donation by Colin Vince on 15/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I salute you lady - you are a total legend

Donation by Annie Wilson on 15/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

An absolutely superhuman effort for a great cause! Ultra running champ in the making!

Donation by Sally Hall on 14/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Rachel Horwood on 14/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

We’ll done to raise money for such a worthy cause.Your sister and everybody should be really proud of you.

Donation by Christine Barlow on 14/10/18

£20.00

Well done!!! Amazing achievement :)

Donation by Lena Welch on 14/10/18

£35.00

Well done Kirsteen. Fantastic achievement.xx

Donation by Marie Holmes on 14/10/18

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Kirsteen.

Donation by Nick on 14/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wow just wow wonder woman

Donation by Amanda Bealing on 14/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A triumph of endurance Kirsteen, amazing effort and inspiration x

Donation by Gill Maynard on 14/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done ! Love Jeanette , Fish face and Tottie bum x

Donation by Jeanette Fyfe on 14/10/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well worth while charity, my cousin in Australia has a dog and has had for many years. Very faithful animals and they takes years to train. Good luck in your endever.

Donation by Susan McKenzie-Edwards on 14/10/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£795.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£795.00
  • Gift Aid£165.00

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