Agatha Barta

Agatha Barta

Running the London Marathon 2021


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In October 2021, I am going to be running the London Marathon (26 miles) in support of the Independent Provider of Special Educational Needs Advice (IPSEA). IPSEA is the UK’s leading charity providing legally based advice and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).[/p][p]‘We are a small organisation, punching above our weight with a staff team of just 20, many of whom work part time. All our free services are delivered by a national network of c. 150 highly skilled volunteers who are the life blood of IPSEA’s work. To ensure our independence we don’t take any funding from Government for our advice and casework services. Therefore we rely on, and are incredibly grateful for, the support of all our donors who fund our vital work supporting thousands of children and young people with SEND.’ Ali Fiddy, IPSEA CEO[/p][p]I started volunteering for IPSEA’s tribunal helpline at the beginning of the pandemic. I along with 150 of volunteers give next step advice to parents on SEND appeals and disability discrimination claims. [/p][p]During my time at IPSEA, I have spoken with so many incredible parents. I have been touched by their determination and love. Equally, I have been saddened to hear, time and time again, how difficult it can be to ensure that the basic needs of their children are met at school. Any type of exclusion from learning can be, and often is, the beginning of lifelong disadvantage and marginalisation. For example, people with SEND are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system.[/p][p]Special educational needs and disabilities should not stop children from being in education, but unfortunately, they often do. That is why the work that IPSEA does in providing independent legally based advice is SO vital. With our support IPSEA will work to ensure children and young people with SEND get the education they need, deserve and are legally entitled to.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Please donate below and make the 26 miles count![/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]


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Sep 11, 2021

judith Majlath

You have chosen a great cause. To run the marathon is a huge test of endurance. Will be thinking of you all the way...Good luck! Love Judith


Sep 8, 2021


Good luck Agatha! Keep on running...

Aug 24, 2021

Melissa Joseph

Good Luck Agatha, what a great cause!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2021

Georgina Downard

Good luck Agatha you're amazing for doing this! I hope you're getting some inspiration from the Olympics and the training's going well.


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 29, 2021

Vicky Lankester

Wow - what an amazing feat! And for such a worthy charity. Good luck!

Jul 29, 2021


Wishing you all the best Agatha, remember slow and steady wins the race!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2021

Michael M

On yrsel pal!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2021


Good luck with the marathon! 😄


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2021


Go Aga!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2021


Congratulations in advance. No pressure! It's a great cause and an heroic challenge. Good luck. We will be with you every step of the way. Love, Martin Helen James and Alexander


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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