Louisa Phoenix

TCS London Marathon 2024 - Team MACS

Fundraising for Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support (MACS)
£1,268
raised of £1,000 target
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Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In 2023, 59 MACS runners raised a whopping £90,000 excluding Gift Aid. With more places in the 2024 event, we're hoping to smash the £100K mark. Good luck Team MACS!

Story

Circa 1996: "You'll never run the London Marathon!" he scoffed...

Me 2019: "Get me help if I announce I'd like to run a marathon!"

2023: Disappointed not to get a ballot place and looking to support a charity to help raise funds.

July 2023: Signed up for TeamMACS

Fast-forward to 2024: Running the London Marathon!

I've chosen to run for MACS after receiving an email at work looking for educational professionals to fundraise for them. MACS supports people born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. I'm looking forward to learning more about the charity and raising awareness of the work they do in the school community and amongst friends and family.

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This year, 114 families in the UK will be told their babies have no eyes, small eyes, or a cleft in the eye. Many of them will have additional needs or other health challenges. Some will be told there’s no hope that their child will ever see. They may feel hopeless and alone - but they are not alone and there is hope.

MACS is the UK's national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. We help over 3000 people from 1000 families across the UK, supporting them at every stage of their journey by providing peer support, practical help and opportunities to take part in life-changing activity trips.

About the campaign

In 2023, 59 MACS runners raised a whopping £90,000 excluding Gift Aid. With more places in the 2024 event, we're hoping to smash the £100K mark. Good luck Team MACS!

About the charity

We are MACS; supporting children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. Every year in the UK, an estimated 114 children are born with a MACS condition. We provide practical and emotional support for the whole family, to help children reach their full potential and enjoy life.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,267.97
+ £134.06 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,267.97
Offline donations
£0.00

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