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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
Richmond - 09/12
Richmond - 13/01
Windsor - 17/02
Mar - TBC
Brighton - 15/04
Vitality London - 28/05
Jun - TBC
July - TBC

V x


Event date

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

Event type

Running / Walking

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Great work VP, keep it going x
Donation by Tom & Laura Wilkins
on 17-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Go V - one lovely lady running in memory of another x
Donation by SR and family
on 09-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Amazing effort VP. I can’t believe 10 years has passed, such a tragic loss to the world. Thoughts are with all the Parsons xx
Donation by Carl Henderson
on 27-01-2018
£7.50 gift aid
fantastic effort for a great cause and in memory of an amazing person x
Donation by Wells'
on 11-01-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Well done V, very proud of you. Xxx
Donation by Pam Lomax
on 09-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done lovely. Keep up the great work xxx
Donation by Hannah x
on 09-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Keep on going, you are a star. Well done!
Donation by Amanda Salmon
on 20-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
I'm a friend of Rachael Goldhawk's and your cause has hit a nerve! What an incredible thing to do for your inspirationsl friend. What an amazing friend YOU are! What a shame she is not here to see I!
Donation by Kate McIntyre
on 21-10-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Lovely memories of Catherine who taught me to do a 'Penny Drop' on the school climbing frame.
Donation by Georgina Southgate
on 17-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Many fond memories of you Catherine, always so kind and so much fun.
Donation by Jim
on 17-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,110.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,110.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,353.75

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