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Aaron Plummer

Aaron Plummer

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SKwgm5lGlEs?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MECp2OgcaBU?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/izuKGiaQjZM?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Hello, my name is Aaron I’m 19 years old and I have a learning disability. I am running the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for Mencap. Not only because they are the official charity partner this year, but because they have supported me throughout my life. This started with me attending play schemes when I was young and most recently they have helped me find paid employment. This has made me want to give back to Mencap - the greatest charity ever![/p][p]My ambition was to work in a hotel, and Mencap helped me to see that I could achieve my ambitions. Through a Mencap supported internship I did 300 learning hours and 300 work experience hours. They tailored the learning to me and I loved it! I impressed the staff at the Novotel so much that before I finished my supported internship, they offered me a job at the hotel, and I have worked there since July 2019. I was really proud, really, really proud of what I have achieved. I even got employee of the month once. I was like ‘Yes – I’ve got a job!’ It's about being able to stand on my own two feet, being able to save for things. But it’s not just about money for me, it’s about being independent, being valued and included, and also about being able to give back to my family, being able to contribute. [/p][p]So now I am raising money to give back to Mencap, all donations are really appreciated and all the money raised will go to Mencap's All Move programme that will bring young people with and without a learning disability together through sport. I wish there had been something like this programme when I was at school – it would have made a big difference to me, and I think that it will do a lot to change the lives of future generations of people with a learning disability. [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p]

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Supporters


Dec 9, 2020

Lucy Frew

£25.00


Dec 2, 2020

Compass Board member

Dear Aaron, it was inspirational to hear your story during the compass Board meeting. You give everyone a reason to believe.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Nov 24, 2020

Compass Board Member

You are an inspiration to us all

£500.00

plus £125.00 Gift Aid


Nov 23, 2020

Gill

Dear Aaron, I saw you on the telly on London Marathon day and I think you are AMAZING! I’ve run the London Marathon too many years ago. You are an absolute inspiration and a lovely guy. Well done to you, your parents and everyone who has supported you.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Nov 22, 2020

Carrie

Very proud of you mate. COYS!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 19, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 19, 2020

Deb Lee

Aaron - you are a true inspiration. I hope that one day I can meet you to shake your hand!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Nov 19, 2020

Compass Board Member

£500.00


Nov 14, 2020

Torben (COYS)

Truly inspirational Aaron - Well done!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nov 14, 2020

Darren

Well done Aaron! An inspiration to someone like me who has been working up to running a marathon distance.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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