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Marathon for the Bell Tower

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William Niven

The Church of St Mary in Bow is over 700 years old. It was bombed during WW2 and despite the original restoration is need of urgent repair.

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St Mary & Holy Trinity, Bow (Bow Church)

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Donations accepted until 09-07-2017

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St Mary's and Holy Trinity Bow is a Church of English parish in the heart of Bow. It was originally founded in 1311 and has a long history of advancing the cause of social justice. Today the church continues in this vein and is committed to bringing the values of tolerance, inclusiveness and ecumenism to the community. 

I am a member of this church and have been continuously surprised by the kindness and good grace of its members both to myself and to the wider community. In many respects the building represents the paradox of the church at large: beautiful yet flawed, old but still relevant, permanent yet in need of constant renewal!

The Church tower was damaged during the war and was repaired in the early 1950's but the effects of erosion have left the 700 year old masonry in a perilous condition. The national lottery have agreed to fund a part of the restoration project, but there remains a significant shortfall which the proceeds of this marathon fund-raising will partly address. 


Event details

Charity run for Marathon de Paris

The Marathon is 42.2km on April the 9th 2017. I ran it in 2016 in 4 hours and 25 minutes but am hoping to improve my time significantly this year! 

Event date

09-April-2017 09:00  - 
09-April-2017 13:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


many thanks to Wally and Aaron Fish and to my parents George and Penny for this donation!!!
Donation by William Niven
on 21-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Will! from Nuggs and family.
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing - well done!
Donation by Victoria and Tom Gray
on 10-04-2017
Well done Will apologies my donation Is after the event
Donation by Jean
on 09-04-2017
Well done Will!
Donation by Sarah Hughes
on 09-04-2017
Go Will, go! We'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Am sending love and thanks from all at Bow Church. x
Donation by Frances Reynolds
on 08-04-2017
£8.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-04-2017
Best of luck buddy.
Donation by Ned
on 06-04-2017
Go Will-you can do it!
Donation by Billy and Mel
on 03-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Smash it Will!!
Donation by Oli King
on 03-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,540.40
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,540.40
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,838.00

Donations closed

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