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Rachel Lindley

I am running a half marathon for Youth Music, an amazing charity that enables young people in challenging circumstances to have access to music...

Raising money for
Youth Music

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Total raised
£1,625.00

Target
£1000.00

100%

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About

I've never been able to run more than 2 mins. Not even at school. When told to do 1500m, I remember sighing and thinking 'I can't even go round ONCE without a break.' About 6 months ago I started some cardio I love. I've tried running again this September and it seems I can do 15 minutes!

So, a half marathon is 'punchy', yes, but I should raise money for Youth Music, an amazing charity that can only fund a small proportion of the applications it would like to. I should raise some money towards changing the musical landscape in England and Wales so that more people can develop their musicianship, skills, enjoy their creativity, and grow in confidence doing things they love. To enable young people in difficult situations to have access to that. Those with disabilities. Those struggling with drugs & alcohol or their mental wellbeing. Those in trouble with the law.
 
And, for me, I don't want to live thinking there are things that are 'just not for me' because of hating school cross country in 1995. I wouldn't suffer of a young person saying that, so I refuse to believe it for myself.

To find out more about Youth Music, visit https://www.youthmusic.org.uk/

Event details

Rachel's BIG Half Marathon

The Vitality Big Half is the run I'll be doing, a half marathon in the great city of London that I love! Starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in Greenwich.

This is a big deal for me. You are sponsoring me to go from 2km to 21km in the next 6 months. Like, actually be able to do it. I don't know if I can, but I'm going to believe I can.

Do follow my progress over on Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/raffilindley/

UPDATE:
11/3/2019
I did it! I found 9 miles to the end really tricky and walked three times, each for a couple of mins. I have lots of action shots and I am smiling the whole time -- so quite proud of that.

The nicest thing was being surrounded by all these different people sharing in a common activity for millions of charities which all sound amazing -- working to change the world. It made me proud to be a single part of that massive group. So many people work so hard for others and I want to be one of them. Truly inspiring.

Event date

10-March-2019 00:00  - 
10-March-2019 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed

Donations

Just fab. So inspiring. And I'm not just saying that. Well done! You can do anything.
Donation by Sophie Jennings
on 12-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Sandy and Christian
on 12-03-2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-03-2019
£15.00
£3.75 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-03-2019
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done. All that hard work and perseverance paid off!
Donation by Helen Diamond
on 11-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Rachel!
Donation by Deborah
on 11-03-2019
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Wow - well done! I'm impressed. Great cause too. x
Donation by Fliss
on 11-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Rachel
Donation by Fiona Challacombe
on 10-03-2019
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Woohoo! Well done Rachel!
Donation by Helen, Peter & Matthew
on 10-03-2019
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations! We think you're pretty amazing. Now stretch and drink wine. xx
Donation by Emily, Amoret & Jesse
on 10-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,625.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,625.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,945.01

Donations closed

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