London Marathon 2017
I volunteered in South Africa with Helwel Trust in 2000 and have been involved since, joining the board in recent years. Helwel is run by volunteers who also have a personal connection to the area in South Africa once known as Zululand, and we fundraise to support projects there that help improve people's life chances and living standards in what is still an incredibly impoverished part of S. Africa where there is record unemployment, poor housing and drought.
We are currently supporting:
- a project that trains up women to run their own pre-schools and creches, to give quality education to under 5s
- a centre that feeds orphans and vulnerable children and works to combat loneliness amongst older people
- training and supporting groups in small business set up, to give people work and income
- sustainable gardening, so families can feed themselves and sell vegetables for income.
- promoting income generation through local craft and tourism
I only began running 4 years ago and did my first half marathons last year - so a whole 26.2 miles is going to be a HUGE, but rewarding challenge for me.
Thank you for your support.
London Marathon 2017
The Virgin Money London Marathon is probably the most famous Marathon in the world.
I will be running, shuffling, crawling 26.2 miles from Blackheath to Buckingham palace and look forward to passing not only some amazing landmarks but also all my wonderful supportive friends and family who will be there to support and cheer me on.
After running the Royal Parks half marathon in October 2016 I began preparing for this, the biggest physical and mental challenge I've faced in my life. Each week I am running a little further, to get from 13 to 26 miles running.
It's going to be tough. It's going to be painful. It's going to be emotional. It's going to be amazing. I can't wait.
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Event is completed
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