Tim Powter-Robinson

Charity

Blind Veterans UK
Since 1915, St Dunstan's has brought hope and inspiration to generations of ex-Service men and women who have served their country and become blind. St Dunstan's training, care and continued support has helped thousands of visually impaired people to lead fulfilling lives.
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Fundraiser: 
Tim Powter-Robinson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/timpowter-robinson

Two years ago, myself and a group of my old school mates tried to relive our youth by embarking on a long distance walk… with a twist. The 96 mile Northumberland Inn Way was chosen, 6 days hard slog with 48 pubs on route. I found a pint in each one harder than the walking but it was a great week.

After the walk I decided to keep going and signed up with a personal trainer. He got me running, a kilometre to start with, then 5k, a weekly 5k Parkrun and then East Coast 10k in Great Yarmouth. I found myself surrounded by 100’s of keen, lean and experienced runners, yet didn’t come last, instead finishing mid field.

 Last summer I attended a St Dunstan’s (now called Blind Veterans UK) charity event with my mother. My late father went blind later in life following a wartime illness and St Dunstan’s provided him with great support throughout his illness. I sat next to a very enthusiastic fund raising lady who told me about the work of the charity and the many events they fund raise at. 

 Their tag line is “We at Blind Veterans UK believe that no one who’s served our country should battle blindness alone. That’s why we’re here to help with a lifetime’s practical and emotional support, regardless of when they served and how they lost their sight. We help blind veterans to recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss”.

In a moment of madness, I entered the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for the wonderful charity. I didn’t think that I would get in, but after a few days I received an email to say my entry had been accepted. Mixed thoughts at this time. 

The training went well, with the distances increasing each time, but in November I hit the wall and my knees went. I had to stop running until the new year but I am now back in training, stronger and fitter than ever. It’s going well but 26.2 miles on old legs is a very tough call. 

I'm sure you're frequently asked for sponsorships for various causes, but I really will appreciate anything you feel able to give. Apart from going to a great cause cause, it will help me get through the dark, cold nights of training that lie ahead knowing it’ll all be worth it!

Every penny I raise will go to the charity.

Thank you for your support.

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Recent donors

08.05.17 Well done Tim

22.04.17 Good Luck Tim, have a great day!

22.04.17 Good luck Tim! Very impressed with all the hard work hope it goes well tomorrow!

21.04.17 hoping to see you somewhere along the way on Sunday. Have a great day !

19.04.17 Awesome awesome! Best of luck Tim! You've inspired me to get off my bum and go do a park run.

18.04.17 Best of luck Tim. See you at TGH or on the water soon!

17.04.17 Good luck Tim, have a fun day

17.04.17 Good luck Tim, and enjoy! It'll be an amazing experience. We'll look out for you at Cutty Sark.

07.04.17 Good luck Tim! Hope it goes well. Rachel, Andrew and Imogen

07.04.17 Good luck from the Alabaster-Williams family! Greg, Tara, Tom, Ruby xx

07.04.17 We are so impressed with you Tim. Us older ones can do anything! We look forward to a celebratory pint with you afterwards or two!

03.04.17 Go Tim go! Good luck, you'll smash it.

31.03.17 "Tim" and "marathon" are words that I never anticipated using in the same sentence. We are all hugely impressed that you are doing this and wish you the very best of luck! (Oh, and avoid any more walls - there are lots in London)

31.03.17 Not sure if you have done the run yet but good luck or well done. Best wishes Fiona Apthorp

30.03.17 Tim, great effort, rather you than me!!

28.03.17 Best of luck with your run Tim! Blind veterans is a great charity and a great cause.

26.03.17 Good luck Tim. Very proud of my son doing the London marathon for charity.

26.03.17 Go for it Tim! Hope you do yourself proud. xx

26.03.17 Good luck Uncle Tim! X

22.03.17 Good luck Tim - rather you than me!

22.03.17 Keep on running!

21.03.17 Hope the training is going well. We know in this household how tough it is! Good luck.

21.03.17 Tim. Very proud of my big bother. Good luck and keep runnin.

21.03.17 Good luck Tim!

21.03.17 Fantastic Effort Tim and for a great cause! Wishing you every success from all at S E H French Limited

£2,652.10

Running total

Target:
£2,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£3,127.35
Total donors:
52
Last donor:
Chris Cowper
08.05.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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