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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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Home-Start Spelthorne

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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
Staines - 13/05
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

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Well done Virginia, keep on going.
Donation by Amanda Salmon
on 14-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Very inspirational.... Go bucket ! x
Donation by Tara
on 28-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Keep the good work up
Donation by Diane Barnett Pale
on 17-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done V a great cause close to my heart xxx
Donation by Sally Pitts
on 16-04-2018
£7.50 gift aid
A lovely St Maur's reunion in Catherine's name. What a great charity. #10years xxx
Donation by Clare Youings
on 12-03-2018
£0.00 gift aid
From all the Butterflies Rainbows and Brownies. Proceeds from our bring and buy sale last month. A fantastic charity to support. Thank you for all you do. X
Donation by Butterflies Brownies and Rainbows
on 09-03-2018
£0.00 gift aid
In memory of a beautiful lady from my St Maurs days - still doing so much good in the world especially bring us all back together, gutted to have missed last Friday but next time !! Tx
Donation by Tonya FitzPatrick
on 28-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
In memory of Catherine - St Maurs Reunion
Donation by Sam Margrave-Gregory
on 28-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
A lovely St. Maur’s Class of 89 reunion last week in memory of lovely Catherine. Lots of news exchanged & memories shared . An evening inspired by Virginia’s great work she is doing for Home Start! Great work Mrs. P x
Donation by Rachael Goldhawk
on 28-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Great work VP, keep it going x
Donation by Tom & Laura Wilkins
on 17-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,440.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,440.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,718.75

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