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Alex Smallman

Brighton Half Marathon - Children in India

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]I am Alex Smallman & have a huge passion for making a difference to other peoples lives.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]I have a very close connection with The Venkatraman Memorial Trust, as John, my gorgeous other half is one of the trustees. [/p][p][br][/p][p]This is Brighton Half Marathon Number 3 for me. I had the pleasure of visiting the village in January 2019 to see first hand the amazing work the trust does for the children, I have never been more passionate about making a difference & continuing the mission to provide solid education for children who need our help. We are lucky enough to be visiting again this January to visit our lovely students that we have already sponsored for university scholarships through running the half marathons.[/p][p][br][/p][p]To say my heart has been touched by the work of what Sylvia, John & the other trustees do, is an understatement. [/p][p][br][/p][p]The children that are educated through the trust have the greatest start in life & without the work of the trust, would have no opportunity.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Over the past 2 years of running we have raised enough money to fund 7 full university scholarships, which is just incredible, so the mission is set & we hope to be able to fund more scholarships as this is the extension of education that is vital for future employment & bringing money back to the families & to the village. We have started a legacy which I am determined to continue and grow year on year as our community with Uber Mummies continues to expand.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]We will be running the Brighton Half Marathon.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]We are well into our training for the day - winter months are not easy to train, but everyone is doing a sterling job![/p][p][br][/p][p]There will be 20+ of us running and it is my mission to help every one of them train and achieve this challenge.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Like with anything, people think they can't but they can! We will stick together, train together and finish together.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I love helping people and it will be such a gorgeous feeling knowing that not only have we all done something amazing for such a special charity but also to have accomplished something so worthwhile together.[/p][p][br][/p][p]You can help us get over the line by coming to support on the day, coming to join us after the event for a lovely pub lunch somewhere and by being supportive in donating whatever you can.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I am on a big mission with this and anything you can do to help will be utterly amazing, so thank you so much in advance.[/p][p][br][/p][p]We are all aiming for a good time, but to achieve it will be amazing in itself.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Praying for my back once again and my knee which has been giving me grief this time round![/p][p][br][/p][p]Much love Alex x[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

23 Feb 2020


Mar 2, 2020

Natasha Barnett

Absolutely brilliant cause!! Soo well done you!! Very proud of you xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 28, 2020



Feb 27, 2020


Well done everyone!! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2020


Biggest hugs to you my darling, you ran like the wind!! Xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 26, 2020

Lauren McAulay (Renzo)

Awesome effort Alex, you are an inspiration to many including me! Love you and love what you do for the charity, they are so lucky to have you X x x x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 25, 2020

Rachel potter

Well done sweetie! You did bloody amazingly well! I'm super proud of you. Big love xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 25, 2020


A bit late but better late than never 😂

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 25, 2020

James Morek

Great effort in such challenging conditions. Fantastic effort on the fundraising.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 24, 2020


Well done ALEX! Amazing effort as usual xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 24, 2020

Julie Dean

Well done Alex & team! Awesome effort x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid