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Emily Denham

In April, after almost 2 years of training I will be at the start line of the "Toughest Footrace on Earth". The Marathon des Sables.

Raising money for multiple charities

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I am no athlete, I used to be the fat bird bunking off PE smoking fags down the tennis courts (sorry Mum). But over more recent years I've come to realise life is what you make of it, and make of it you must! 

So I've done a bit of running for a while now, and wanted to challenge myself to something really extraordinary for my looming 40th birthday. 

I will be running with my buddies 

The MdS is a 160 mile course run over. 6 days in the Sahara desert. Its roughly a marathon distance a day but chucked up so that there is a 50 miler on the penultimate day of racing which must be completed within 24 hours. 

For every day of the multistage event you must beat the camels in. 

Competitors must also be entirely self sufficient for the whole race too, carrying all kit including food. Water is rationed to 12 litres a day. 

Details can be found here:

I will be running with my buddies Maritsa (pictured with me) and Andy V. We write a blog so you can follow our training on FaceBook. Find us and like the page at:


Event details

Marathon des Sables

I am running for 3 charities. 

Sirona Foundation are the charitable arm of the health and social care organisation I work for. Part of my service is a Hydro pool for people with Learning Disabilities. It desperately needs a new hoisting system that will cost £25K. I am hoping to make a contribution to that effort. 

Fair Frome are the charity of my home town, supporting the population of Frome that the Guardian forgets to mention when they rate it as one of the top 10 places in the country to live. The divide in the socioeconomic status of its residents is grim. I am hoping my contribution will make life a bit easier for people in my community who don't enjoy the benefits of Artisan handmade dog treats. 

And finally Springboard Nursery in Chippenham is my 3rd charity. My little friend Rosie attended here for her outrageously short life. Their ethos of celebrating ability and minimising disability couldn't be more dear to me. Along with her wonderful family Springboard ensured that Rosie's life was filled with love and light, by supporting them I am hoping that other children and families will benefit from its warmth and support. 

Event date

08-April-2018 00:00  - 
16-April-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Emily sorry it's late , but better late than never, well done mum & dad kept us informed.
Donation by Mary & Steve Catley
on 02-07-2018
£12.51 gift aid
What a remarkable achievement.
Donation by Will Bee
on 28-06-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Donation by Hannah
on 15-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Congratulations! Come and talk to us at Frome FM about the experience!
Donation by Rupert Kirkham Frome FM
on 17-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing! Well done!!
Donation by Travis Kitchen
on 17-04-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Brilliant, Em! X
Donation by Alan
on 16-04-2018
£12.51 gift aid
Sorry it's late! Congrats on completing your epic challenge x
Donation by Briony and Phil
on 16-04-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Hope it's all going well, and your feet are holding up okay! Look forward to hearing about it.
Donation by Dom Hardiman
on 16-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Emily, A big enormous well done, congratulations and loads of other word, you're so inspiring, we can't wait to hear about it!! From all of the Rearden's in Bath XXX
Donation by The Rearden Family
on 16-04-2018
£7.50 gift aid
What an achievement - well done
Donation by Kath Finlay
on 15-04-2018
£4.99 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,208.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £5,208.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,202.36

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