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Andrew Fay

Run the ABP Southampton Marathon

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Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Once a year for the past one year I have run a marathon - usually (always) in Southampton. As I'm running it this year again, I thought I would like to raise some sponsorship money for a great cause - Beyond The Streets - (BTS).[/p][p]My generous work pals at Burgess Yachts in London know about BTS, as they dug into their jeans pockets on a "Wear Jeans to Work Day" a while back to raise money for them. The result was a donation to BTS and awareness of this little organisation with a great - and bold - idea:[/p][p]BTS are fed up with the sexual exploitation of women who are involved in prostitution, and want to help them explore alternatives. They do this in two ways:[/p][p]1 - A support phone service - not judgemental, very listen-y, confidential and gentle.[/p][p]2 - Door of Hope Project - specialist support teams operating in Tower Hamlets - East London.[/p][p]From the Door of Hope website:[/p][p][i]The women we support are from amongst the most vulnerable in society, drawn into prostitution as a means of survival rather than ‘lifestyle choice’, and battling a range of issues such as childhood abuse, family breakdown, poverty and homelessness. All face a daily risk of violence and harm on the streets, and moving forward with their lives without dedicated support is extremely difficult.[/i][/p][p][i]Alice, a volunteer with Door of Hope wrote: When giving out Valentines gifts recently one woman said "You guys are actually nice to us - you don't treat us like scum and it means a lot". [/i][/p][p]I have been friends with Josephine and Mark, Directors of BTS in Southampton for several years. Their work is challenging, complicated, wrenching, sad and meaningful. It's underfunded, and this is a great opportunity to support them. I'll do the hard bit - run a fast marathon - you support me and help BTS help others - it's so simple![/p][p]Please donate, no matter how little, and help create a better tomorrow for women who have experienced sexual exploitation. Thanks for reading, and happy donating![/p]

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Event

2018 ABP Southampton Marathon

2018 ABP Southampton Marathon

22 Apr 2018

Charity

Beyond The Streets

Beyond The Streets

Supporters

06-May-2018

Theo and Sarah

Well done Andy. Great result!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

02-May-2018

Andy Cowan

Good work big guy. It was the fried breakfasts that made all the difference. 3h 14m next year please.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

Mark Rudd

Well done Andrew

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2018

Anonymous

With best wishes from the team at Bannenberg and Rowell

£100.00

24-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Well done dude

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

RMD

Well done Andy!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Mark B

Andrew - Brilliant - Very well done and keep it up - Mo will need to keep looking over his shoulder???

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Lucy M

Well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Mat

Hope the pain today is manageable Andy, it can be a reminder of how well you did yesterday

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Mark Olszowski

Congrats Andrew...great achievement on a hotter than expected day!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid