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Catherine Parsons

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Virginia Pale-Parsons

On the 14th July 2018 it will be 10 yrs since our dear Catherine passed away. To mark this I will raise funds for Home-Start Spelthorne on her...

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On the 14th July 2018 it will be 10 years since Catherine passed away. To mark the anniversary I wanted to raise money for a charity she would have supported herself had she still been with us (rather than a charity that reminded us of the reason why she isn't with us anymore). The one we chose on her behalf is Home-Start Spelthorne. Catherine received help from her local Home-Start and often gifted items and supported them in return. To help raise funds I will be running a series of 10Ks over the next year.

All offers of support, large or small, are welcome. Even the smallest amount can help enrich the life of a family:

  • £10 covers a volunteer's expenses for a month
  • £30 provides support for a family for a month
  • £400 provides annual safeguarding training for their volunteers
  • £1250 supports a family with a home-visiting volunteer for a year
  • £2500 funds one local training course for 10-12 volunteers to support families that need their help

It would be fab if you could donate towards this great cause. Catherine would have loved knowing that she made a difference to a child's life. A perfect way to celebrate her and keep me fit! x


Event details

Running for Home-Start Spelthorne

To help raise funds I will run a 10K race every month for a year, with the final race taking place on Saturday 14th July 2018. "10K? That's no marathon!" I hear you say. Therefore I will work my legs off to improve my time by a mn per race. My last 10K was a very average 58"18, so the aim is to run my final 10K in 46"18 or less.

I have signed up to a few races and will update this page as I register to new ones:

Bushy Park - 20/08
Henley Thames Path Challenge - 10/09
Henley Bridge Rotary - 08/10
Chessington Running Wild - 04/11
Dec - TBC
Jan - TBC
Feb - TBC
Mar - TBC
Apr - TBC
Vitality London - 28/05
Jun - TBC
July - TBC

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Event date

20-August-2017 09:00  - 
14-July-2018 11:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event already started


Well done V xx
Donation by Nikki
on 11-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Superb effort! Best of luck xx
Donation by Maria & Ben
on 10-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck. My Wife is a Trustee of Home-Start Spelthorne and we thank you!
Donation by Gareth Williams
on 31-08-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good on you VP
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Too soon.... Thinking of you all.
Donation by Jonah Weston
on 24-08-2017
A great way to remember and honor Catherine, best of luck to you Virginia!
Donation by Webster Family.
on 22-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Go VP, I want you to run 10k in 45' in July ! Great initiative, best of luck for collecting these funds and for your challenge
Donation by Camille
on 21-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it darl! I can't believe that it has been 10 years. I hope you raise a great amount in Catherine's memory xx
Donation by Celia
on 20-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Virginia / love David Rebecca and Sebastian
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-08-2017
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-08-2017

Donation summary

Online Donations: £660.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £660.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £791.25

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