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Running for South London Special League

5 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]On October 4, 2020, I'll be running my very first [url=https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/]London Marathon[/url], virtually joining thousands of other runners of all ages and abilities, up and down the country as we all run our own unique 26.2 mile route. [/p][p]Admittedly, this isn't how I imagined my first London Marathon when I started training back in January, but running (always keeping socially acceptable distances) through a global pandemic has helped me keep sane, happy, and healthy and led to some amazing views of London - the empty streets at once both serene and surreal.[/p][p]Training for the London Marathon, fundraising for my local charity, [url=https://slsl2013.wordpress.com]South London Special League[/url], gave me a purpose - I could give something back to my community.[/p][p]For me, these past few months have underlined in all the colours of the rainbow how essential sport is to society. Providing a chance to participate in sport leads to improved health and mental well-being, as well as physical fitness. [/p][p]And that's what South London Special League does. The charity provides a competitive football league for disabled people, breaking down social and environmental barriers to inclusion, providing opportunities for heightened self esteem and overall happiness. The organisation now provides access to a wide range of sports for our diverse disabled community. [/p][p][b]Background[/b][/p][p]In March, 2020, I completed my first challenge for [url=https://slsl2013.wordpress.com/about/]South London Special League[/url] running the [url=https://www.thebighalf.co.uk/events/vitality-big-half/]Big Half [/url]on Sunday March 1 with teamates Olwen, Rachel, Miren, Cleo and Mairead. [/p][p]We know the fun and friendship that develops through sport is something special - keeping fit together helps us get through life physically and mentally. We became friends through early morning outdoor fitness: bleary eyed, getting to know each other over dumbells, kettlebells and sunshine runs with Burn It Fitness 6am classes, winter and summer, rain and shine (which had to become online classes for a while from March 2020), providing a much-needed fitness focus during Lockdown life. [/p][p]Thank you very much for your donation to South London Special League. You have helped provide access to sport for disabled players, creating lifelong friendships through participation in competitive sport.[/p][p]Helen[/p][p][br][/p]
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Sep 16, 2020

Rachel Jones

Good luck. I'm glad that you are finally running even if it is virtually.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Tina Staples

Best of luck HH!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2020

Dr Nicole Low

Donation paid on behalf of Dr. Low - Good luck Helen!


Sep 11, 2020


Go Helen!! You will light up the Green chain route on Oct 4th. It will be autumn and I can't wait to hear how it was running through all those brightly coloured falling leaves. You keep inspiring with your dedicated, unflinching approach. Good luck!! Xxxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2020

Roz Johnson

GO Helen and team!! Such a shame you couldn't run the event as planned, but great effort & motivation to run it yourselves. Fingers crossed for kind weather. Well done on all your training and hard work xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2020

Rhona B

Good luck Helen !

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2020

Alan Hill.

Well done Ladies. Thank you for running for our League.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020

Amanda and John Hutchinson

Remember Helen always keep your best foot forward! 😃 So very proud of you, lots of love your Mum and Dad xxxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020

Sara Barron

Go South London Special League Team, so proud of you all!! Sending love and support from Helen’s Crazy Crew up in Nantwich, we’ll be cheering you all on!! Love and hugs, Little Sis xxxxxxxx


Mar 2, 2020


Well done team x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Helen Marley-Hutchinson

Helen Marley-Hutchinson

Miren Davies

Miren Davies

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Cleopatra Montague

Cleopatra Montague

Olwen Davies

Olwen Davies