Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

London Marathon 2021 for Child Bereavement UK

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Thank you to everyone who sponsored me last year. Unfortunately the 2020 London Marathon was originally postponed from April to October and then was eventually abandoned due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. So instead I completed the official virtual event in Milton Keynes (see below) on 4th Oct 2020. I've now started my 3rd training regime and, Covid permitting, I will be running 26.2 miles of the streets of London on Sunday October 3rd in the 2021 London Marathon. I am therefore fundraising again to try and double my original fundraising target. Please don't feel pressured to sponsor me a 2nd time, this time I'm trying to find new sponsors and raise money in other ways. Thank you for your support.[/b][/p][p]...................................................[/p][p][b]Update, 4th October 2020:[/b][/p][p][b]I did it !!!! I completed the Virtual London Marathon 2020 in a time of 3 hours 57 minutes. Thank you to everyone who donated to this great charity! [/b][/p][p][b]....................................[/b][/p][p][b]I AM STILL RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON ON THE RESCHEDULED DATE OF 4TH OCTOBER 2020, but on the streets of Milton Keynes as coronavirus has put a stop to my London dream.[/b][/p][p]The 26th April 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of my mum passing away and to mark the occasion I planned to run the London Marathon to raise money for Child Bereavement UK, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. I'm determined to still complete these 26.2 miles and raise money for this great charity, so October 4th in Milton Keynes it is.[/p][p]Needless to say, my childhood was very challenging as a result of growing up with just one parent. Dealing with bereavement is difficult for anyone, but as a child it is particularly difficult. Going to school every day and being told "ask your mum" if I needed permission to go on a school trip, being told "I will tell your mum" if I was naughty in class or not completed my homework, and celebrating mother's day and being the only kid in class to not have a mum to celebrate with, all were extremely upsetting for me growing up. I was lucky to have an exceptional father to take on the role of mum and dad, but it wasn't the same and I know my dad found it very hard. Unfortunately for me charities like Child Bereavement UK were not around in 1990 to offer support to me, my brother, and my dad when we most needed it; however nowadays there is support for bereaved families. Child Bereavement UK help families where either a child has died or a child has lost a parent. They provide advice and support on a one to one basis to both children and parents, but also training to schools and professionals so children are not traumatised by comments like "ask your mum".[/p][p]Adverse childhood experiences such as child bereavement can have a long lasting impact on adult mental health, relationships, and many other aspects of every day life, and through the support of Child Bereavement UK a real difference can be made to help families build resilience and cope at such difficult times. So please, if you can help with a small donation, your support will be really appreciated and in return I promise to train as hard as I can to complete the 26.2 miles as quickly as possible.[/p]
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Supporters


Sep 12, 2021

Mick and Sue

It’s real this time! Good Luck Adam

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Aug 11, 2021

Simon Evans

Run well, 3rd time around

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jan 9, 2021

Neil Johnson

£100.00


Oct 11, 2020

Vicky and Piers

Well done Adam!! A belated congratulations 🥳

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2020

Trev Wilkins from Micks Saturday group CRACS

Well done on your Virtual Marathon run


Oct 6, 2020

Anonymous

Well done & that was a good time!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2020

Mike Richards

Fantastic cause, and a great time

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2020

Rowena Shepherd

Well done Adam hope your legs have recovered

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2020

Karen Wren

Well done for running and raising money for a very worthy charity.


Oct 6, 2020

Helen

Well done Adam, its a fantastic achievement.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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