The Encephalitis Society is a UK based charity with worldwide links that aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis. Encephalitis is an often life-threatening illness caused by infection, usually viral, or by autoimmune diseases affecting the brain. Survivors are left with an acquired brain injury, the degree and severity of which will vary. The resultant difficulties may include cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioural consequences. The Encephalitis Society provides support to adults and children affected, their families and carers; produces evidence based information on all aspects of the condition in printed, electronic, video and audio formats; raises awareness about the condition and its subsequent problems among professionals, statutory agencies and the general public; conducts research and works in partnership with other researchers and their establishments. If you want to find out more about our work please visit our website at www.encephalitis.info or get in touch with us on 01653692583.
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
Above & Beyond is the local charity that raises funds for all Bristol’s nine central hospitals. Each year, we invest some £3 million in projects that make a real difference to patients in our city. We fundraise to improve the hospital environment, fund innovative research, support and train hospital staff and provide state of the art equipment. Working with inspirational local people, we aim to make a difference to every patient and every condition. When patients, their families and friends want to say thank you for the care they’ve received at the hospitals, they come to us.
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helps seriously ill children with rare and undiagnosed conditions brave the unknown. We do this by providing specialist children’s nurses and through small grants to families with a seriously ill child.
The Nepal Youth Foundation UK offers hope and opportunity to Nepal’s most impoverished children by providing them what is every child’s birthright: vital healthcare, education and a safe environment.
07 January 2017
I'm doing a little (or slightly bigger) run every month as part of my healing journey & to raise awareness for these great little charities
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Kim's Wandering Year
Thank you for visiting my little fundraising page for 2016....
I decided in January I would do a 10km run every month, however my neurology and brain healing was, as part of my brain healing, confidence and courage journey. I'm asked to do so many amazing things, and I never quite know what is possible, so this seemed like a good things for the year. Raising awarness for Encephalitis and continuing my healing :-)
It's now turned into a bit of an adventure with people asking me what I'm up too, finding all sorts of great run's, learning, trusting and believing. There have been tears and laughter, smiles and sunshine, strenght and stuckness! And through this people have asked if they can sponsor me. So, it's a little page, the target £1,5338 which is £100 per month, plus £338, so three years of my healing journey plus a pound for each of my years!!
Plus it will take me personally over £80k for charity raised which is pretty cool. There's blogs on my website kimingleby.co.uk for the last three year's journey,
What have I done so far... and what's left?
I've chosen quite, off road, challenging ones... noted my times so you can see the difference between a 'good neurology day' and a challenging one for interest. All the time, I have looked after myself I promise too, and adapted my training from DNA Fit , bloods, strength and self care...
2016 Healing Runs...
Jan - RDA 10km Bristol with Energised Dave Baber, 58mins 28 secs, 8th lady
Feb - Relish Running 10km Bath, 1hr 02, muddy and maybe near the end!
March - Hanham Horror Hilly 10km, 53.02, 6th lady with Westbury Harriers
April - Frenchay 10km with Geoff Wood, 51.36
May - Forest of Dean 10km with Fred Ingleby & Camilla Balfour, 53.31 3rd lady
June - Romania Bear Race, in Transylvanian 30.5miles, 6hrs 40mins, 4th lady!
July - Brean Down Hilly 10km, 59.20 5th lady
August - Portland 10km, Round the Rock 51.38 12th lady
2016 Coming up....
Aug - Sept I've walked over 600 miles in 8 weeks to see if Nepal maybe an option... we shall see and confirm at the end of Sept... whatever it's been a big part of the healing wanders!
Sept - Purbeck Mini Ultra Marathon 18th Sept & if okay Framptom Cotterell 10km a Birthday Treat!
Oct - Badminton Horseless Half Marathon, Warmley Forest or Himalayan 100 - tbc on neurology and post marathon healing
Nov - Bath Hilly 10km or Madiera 10km depending on healing
Dec - A Santa Dash 10km somewhere :-)
New Year - A celebration 10km to complete my year of running to heal me
I hope my little journey inspires you to believe you could do something, keep checking back to see how I'm doing and if you would like any support or advice, confidence or courage do just tweet, message or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The charities and why I have chosen the are these....
Encephalitis Society - for basically being an amazing support and resource, a lifeline of hope and confidence, even though I don't acitivitly use them much I often refer to their literature. Aliki one of their Ambassadors has given me so much hope and inspiration, do listen her music, it's empowering.
The Dogs Trust - because finding my little rescue Hound of Happiness, Jake has given me so much happiness basically. He's taught me to trust and love again, even when I doubt myself and have been personally challenged in so many ways. He has been my walking & healing friend through the last 7 months, and I have huge gratitidue for him, thank you Jakey! We are now writing a little Christmas stocking filler together.... so watch this paw print space :-)
Roald Dahl - 'If you have good thoughts, they will shine through your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' I have this quote on my pinboard and it's one that gives me faith. Like many people I doubt myself and my face from what has happened with the effects. No one see's it, but I feel it and see it. I'm learning to develop a stronger level of self worth and believe, and my sunbeams are brighter :-) Road Dahl's children charity, quotes and history of encephalitis in his family, make this little charity a brilliant one to support. I al also supporting Wilberry the Wonder Pony, but they are not on Virgin yet!
Nepal Youth Foundation - I have always sponsored two children with Plan UK and love what they do. For the last three year's I have been asked to run the Himalyan 100 Race, and I have never been brave enough to comitt and see if it's possible... maybe this year? Whatever I wanted to support a little charity doing great things in Nepal, and this one I know is. Making the impossible, possible for some children to enhance their quality of life and education.
Above and Beyond - is the little charity in Bristol which helps many different people and children in the hospital. The difference they have made to many of my clients lives has been significant, and the support I have received from a few doctors there, especially Brett has been invaluable in moments, even if I am like a dog going to the vets :-)
If you have read to here thank you.... and if you choose to make any tiny donation, thank you again. I didn't ever intend to have a sponsor page, but after so many people had asked, I thought it was a good way to support some amazing little charities and raise their awareness and share why I've been Wandering around so much!
So to you all, find that inner spark of courage and strength inside you, make a little change of your thoughts and your habits and see what's possible,
With huge gratitidue and strength, hugs and wags,
Kim & Jake xx xx
If I could raise even more for more charities I would add Parkinson's for the great work they do and helping me understand how to enhance the power of my brain's well being, I would add Mind, for Mental Health Support for so many of my clients and post traumatic stress solutions, I would add the Big Change Charity with the Strive Challenge which I was asked to do this year, yet felt with the crowds of people perhaps too much stimulus, yet do check them out, as they are amazing. I would add the Spafford Children's Centre for the great youth work they do in Jerusalem and we may just go there next Easter to run a half marathon and do some work out there... and I would add the Access Sport for the great work they do with kids and sport, St Peter's Hospice for great care in Bristol & the British Heart Foundation for all our hearts :-) So maybe these are all 2017 's!!
Zoe C £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
23.09.16 Such an inspiration Kim! Xx
John £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
20.09.16 Biggest support from me and Jakey :)
17.09.16 Such great causes & an inspiring story! All the best. Jx