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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 ran my very first [url=https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/]London Marathon[/url], virtually joining thousands of other runners of all ages and abilities, setting out in the cold wind and rain, high-fiving each other as we passed, each of us running our own unique versions of the iconic 26.2 mile route. [/p][p]Admittedly, this is wasn’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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Supporters

Nov 12, 2020

David Stopp

Helen Congratulations on completing the London Marathon. Please send me a message ( David.stopp@icloud.com ) to tell me how it went. Thanks David Stopp SLSL Trustee

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2020

Jo Thompson

Well done Helen! Amazing achievement xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2020

Lee Marley Brickwork Limited

£500.00

Oct 7, 2020

Peter Wilson

Keep up the good work

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020

Estelle Biancelli

Congratulations Helen - when I feel I need an encouragement to persevere, I’ll think of you!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Gloria

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Stuart K

Well done amazing super cool marathoning

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Anonymous

£20.00

Oct 5, 2020

D marley

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Annika

Yay, you did it! 😊💪🏆

£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