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Dawn is running The London Marathon 2020

Dawn is running The London Marathon 2020

Why we need your help

Our fantastic Splash Programme Coordinator Dawn Whiting will be running 26.2 miles on 4th October 2020 when she embarks on the Virtual London Marathon 2020 (postponed from 26th April 2020).  Dawn will run from our Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre near Marlborough all the way to our office in Devizes.

The recent pandemic has affected us all in numerous ways.  Many of the young people we support have experienced increasingly difficult times due to isolation, mental health issues, increased responsibilities at home, anxieties relating to COVID-19, home schooling, family breakdowns and in some cases bereavements.  

Now more than ever Wiltshire's young people need the support of Youth Action Wiltshire, and you can help by supporting Dawn and raising much needed funds towards:

Wiltshire Young Carers Service - Keeping Young Carers safe and equipping them for the future.

Splash Positive Activities - Positive Activities for Young Vicitms of Crime and Young People facing challenges in their lives.

Project Inspire - Supporting those Not in Education, Employment or Training to overcome barriers and progress. 

Youth Club Support - Supporting the developement of youth clubs and working with volunteer and young leaders to ensure youth clubs are safe, interesting places to be.

All of our programmes provide Advocacy, Coaching, Youth Worker support, Positive Activities and training opportunities to encourage the development of confidence, self-esteem, social skills and to enable Young People to cope and recover from lifes ups and downs.

Please help Dawn to raise funds to enable us to continue to meet the increasing needs of Wiltshires Young people.

For more information on Youth Action Wiltshire please visit our website


raised towards 3,000.00 target



Apr 26, 2020

Sam H

All the hard work and prep for the marathon will not be in vain and lots of young people will be better off as a result, well done! Can?t wait for YAW/CF and London Marathon to emerge out the other side of all of this stronger than ever! V best wishes x

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 13, 2020

Ruth (St Joseph?s Catholic College

Good luck Dawn with running the marathon. We have never met but you and the Spash team do the most amazing job and make such a positive difference to the lives of so many young people.

(plus 15.00 giftaid)

Mar 13, 2020

Gumbleton family

Good Luck Dawn, you will smash it!

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 06, 2020

Andy, Darren, Kira and Jaret.

You crazy lady! Seriously we hope the training is going well. Plus it all 'runs' smoothly on the day. Andy, Darren, Kira and Jaret x

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Mar 03, 2020


Good luck with the marathon!


Mar 03, 2020


All the best Dawn!

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 02, 2020


What a great challenge!

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Feb 26, 2020


Well done Dawn

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Feb 25, 2020

Martin James - Cross Mfg

Good luck Dawn!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Feb 19, 2020

Judith and Phil



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 1,050.00

Direct donations


Raised offline 10.00

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