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Lisa Mills

Lisa is running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 for Helwel Trust

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Helwel Trust

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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.

Event details

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.

Event date

23-April-2017 09:00  - 
23-April-2017 17:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Congratulations Lisa!
Donation by Pete
on 26-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Very well done Lisa. Fantastic effort.
Donation by Rollo and Frances
on 24-04-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Brilliant, Well done indeed. Hope you're not too stiff!
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Many congratulations Lisa - a brilliant effort - we are very proud of our administrator!
Donation by David Tennant
on 23-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Lisa. Amazing effort!
Donation by Emma
on 23-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Lisa. You'll do amazingly well xx
Donation by Sharon
on 23-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Ania, Matt, Atti and Remus
on 22-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Lisa- you are amazing! Good luck !
Donation by Ali Horton
on 21-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
All the very best!
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Lisa!!
Donation by Sarah Woolley
on 20-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,556.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,556.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,870.00

Donations closed

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