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BEAR Scotland's Stirling Marathon challenge!

1 team member

Challenge complete

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

Team story

[lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img title="Stirling Marathon team" src="http://i.imgur.com/czVE5hJ.jpg" alt="Stirling Marathon Team " width="350" height="NaN" /[gt][/p][p]Hello, and for thanks for visiting our fundraising page![/p][p]The team taking on the Stirling Scottish Marathon in May includes:[/p][ul][li]Ryan Newman[/li][li]Theo Spinoulas[/li][li]Gerard Kelly[/li][li]Lesley Pirie[/li][li]Stuart Earl [/li][li]Laura Donaldson[/li][/ul][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img title="Lesley has competed for Scotland in Half Marathon events" src="http://i.imgur.com/gCXb5Oj.png" alt="Lesley Pirie has competed for Scotland in Half Marathon events" width="150" height="NaN" /[gt][/p][p]We have decided to run the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon to raise funds for ARC - Antenatal Results and Choices.   The charity provides advice and support for parents, families and professionals during the antenatal screening process who have received the devastating news that their pregnancy is not progressing as expected, and there is a risk their baby has a serious fetal anomaly. ARC was nominated by a member of our company after the charity provided invaluable support towards their family after they lost their daughter during pregnancy last year, and the charity still continues to offer support and help to them today.  As a company we wanted to support the worthy causes which have helped out people within our own BEAR family, and we hope we can raise a good amount for ARC as a team.[/p][p]The idea of running the Stirling Marathon itself came about when race organisers got in touch to plan the course. Parts of the 26.2 mile route through Stirling are on BEAR roads - the A84 and a very small part of the A9 - so after some gentle persuasion internally we found six willing volunteers who are up for the challenge and keen to get involved![/p][p]Five are running a marathon for the first time (!) with the exception of Lesely who is taking part in her third, however with a PB of just over 2 hours 41 minutes she'll definitely be strides ahead! Lesley has competed at International level in Half-Marathon races, so we're delighted to have her taking part in the BEAR team.  [/p][p] The team have all been training hard and are looking forward to seeing how much can be raised in support of ARC.[/p][p]Wish us luck!![/p][p]The BEAR Scotland Stirling Marathon Team :)[/p][p] [lt]img title="Stirling Marathon Course 2017" src="http://i.imgur.com/HXtVQRO.jpg" alt="Stirling Marathon Course 2017" width="250" height="NaN" /[gt][/p][p]. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

21 May 2017


ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)




Top men!





Nevis Coach Hire

Well done to all participants!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Michael Boyle - Boyles Stonemasons

Good luck to all the 'Bear Runners'

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck to Gerard and all the Bear team.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Linda and Mike King

Good luck Laura. Great cause x




Good luck today Laura, sounds a wonderful cause! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Al Pal

Go on Laura, you blooming marvellous human! (And the others) xxxxxxx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Colin Pryde

Good luck Laura and team Bear Scotland, great and worthy cause.. Laura you've got this in the bag....Go Girl x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Laura Donaldson

Laura Donaldson