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Alex Jackson is running VMLM18

Alex Jackson is running VMLM18

Why we need your help

Support Alex and Emmanuel as they run this year's Virgin Money London Marathon

Alex and George reaching the finishing line

The Running Charity is proud to announce that this year Alex Jackson is running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.

Alex joined The Running Charity after many years of struggling with his mental health; he would often self-harm and even attempted suicide. He had a very difficult childhood and was sadly sectioned at 18, before becoming homeless. He slept rough for many months before finding a shelter who supported him and helped him get a mental health diagnosis. He credits The Running Charity with connecting him to a sport that he loves, offering him a positive focus and self-belief. Alex is now in private accommodation, has stopped self-harming, and wants to become a running coach himself, to help others learn from the tools that have helped him. He is a determined young man who wants to share his passion for running, and the power that running has to truly change somebody's future.

The Running Charity uses running as a tool to support homeless and at risk young people to get their lives back on track. We believe that running is as good for your mind as it is for your body, so we have developed a unique programme based on rewarding a young person's achievements. We use running to improve the way that young people feel about themselves, improving their confidence, motivation and resilience.

Please support Alex and all of the other young people who The Running Charity work with, by donating what you can today.

266.20

raised towards 1,000.00 target

266.20
1000.00
 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

Supporters

Apr 22, 2018

Emma

Good luck Alex!

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 22, 2018

Adrian Lobb

You're a star Alex. Have a great race...

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Apr 21, 2018

Patrik

Good luck! The pain will be temporary and the glory of the marathon lasts forever! I'll be cheering before mile 18.

26.20
(plus 6.55 giftaid)

Apr 18, 2018

Claire LSH

Good Luck!

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2018

Di and Steve

Good luck Alex!

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 06, 2018

Eddie Alder

Awesome job Alex, good luck with the marathon and all that you go on to do.

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 06, 2018

Hayley LSH

Good Luck xxxx

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Mar 23, 2018

Anonymous

Good Luck Alex, was a pleasure to meet you yesterday you are an inspiration. Angela Brand Mercedes Benz

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 22, 2018

Anonymous

You are an inspirational young man - Good luck. Tracey - LSH Mercedes

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 18, 2018

Gogs and Summer

Good luck guys, we're sure you'll do amazing D

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

266.20

Total plus Gift Aid 332.75

Direct donations

266.20

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

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