Juliana Perea

Juliana 's fundraiser for Brathay Trust

Fundraising for Brathay Trust
£2,093
raised of £2,000 target
by 60 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
Running a marathon is an enormous personal achievement. Our London Marathon Golden Bond runners not only complete one of the most famous races in the world, but also raise funds to support some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

Story

As many of you may know, I started chasing a goal of running the 6 World Marathon Majors - First, NYC Marathon in 2021 and Chicago in 2022.

As my journey continues, I decided to take a short break to become a triathlete this year. But it does not mean I've stopped chasing the AKA 6 stars. Now and more than ever I want to achieve the 4 Majors that I have left: Tokyo, Berlin, Boston, and London.

If you're a runner, you likely know that the London Marathon is the hardest marathon to get into, and fundraising is one of the ways to guarantee entry.

In my case, I was waiting for the right time to come. The right organization to support, and whose mission I very much connected with.

I’m excited to announce that I finally found one! - Brathay Trust

Not only did the Brathay Trust open its doors, but they also chose me as one of its supporters to run the London Marathon 2024 and help fundraise £2,000 to further its mission.

Brathay focuses on helping younger generations and families in need with life-changing programs where children can enhance their self-confidence and develop skills to pursue their well-being (Isn't that something we're all working on?…)

Training for marathons and triathlons has taught me many things about myself. The bad , the good , and ones out of my control. It may not be easy to learn how to face these situations or make the right decisions but little by little I have been applying many things I have read; Being coached by or learning from the mistakes I made are part of the successes and learning experiences I have had in my real and sporting life.

Yes, I do relate my marathon and triathlon training to real life, they are very similar. Learning to control your emotions is a big part of training (AND life), more importantly, controlling them during race day and not sweating things that are out of your control, like the weather and other conditions you may apply. Wait!!? Did I mean preparing for a race or facing real-life situations?

Well, this can be applied to both, and this is the beauty of training for these endurance events and one of the main reasons why I chose to support Brathay.

Brathay seeks to contribute to the younger generation. Sometimes wish I had someone interested in helping me develop these skills at an earlier age. The organization which is located in Brathay-Cumbria, England currently affects more than 6,000 children and their families and is focused on the context of the issues and opportunities young people face today.

No one's life is perfect. Learning to confront difficult situations and make the right decisions is not always an easy task.

Pleasantly, Brathay emphasizes that many of its programs help the young generation prepare for these types of real-life situations.

No matter what you do as a hobby or profession, we live in an era where we’re seeking our well-being. But during this process, you may have to face uncomfortable truths… We can be afraid of the unknown, or simply regret opportunities that we missed because we didn't know how to take advantage of them, or we get insecure about our abilities.

Many of us have been lucky to have the support of coaches, therapists, or peers who can impact and guide us. Unfortunately, not everyone has the resources or knowledge to do so. Therefore, I am asking you to help me contribute and further this amazing cause.

I truly believe #onePurposeoneBrathay that once we begin to build the self-confidence and well-being of young people, we are planting seeds for creating a better World tomorrow.

Running for Brathay, running for the youth!! #onePurposeoneBrathay

Thank you so much for believing in me.

About the campaign

Running a marathon is an enormous personal achievement. Our London Marathon Golden Bond runners not only complete one of the most famous races in the world, but also raise funds to support some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

About the charity

Brathay Trust

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We work with a wide range of young people, often with fewer opportunities in life, including those managing the transition from living in care to independence, at risk of exploitation in unhealthy relationships, needing confidence to find work or training, or facing other challenges in their lives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,092.89
+ £39.63 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,092.89
Offline donations
£0.00

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