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Babs Ross

Running a marathon for 500 Miles

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]500 miles is an amazing charity that works hard to improve mobility and independence for people in Malawi, Zambia and Zanzibar. 500 miles works hard to establish sustainable orthotics and prosthetics services where there are none. I'm extremely lucky - I'm healthy and mobile. And I have the benefit of our wonderful NHS. To celebrate turning 50 this year, I'm fundraising for 500 miles by running a marathon. Originally I had intended to run the Stirling Marathon. This was cancelled so I signed up for Amsterdam - but that has also been cancelled. I am now going to run the marathon distance by completing my local Parkrun route - Bressay - multiple times. I'm aiming to run the distance on Saturday 3rd October - fingers crossed the Shetland weather gods are kind![/p][p]*I'm now running 27th September as forecast is for much less wind and rain then :)[/p][p]500 miles does fantastic work in improving mobility and independence for others. If ever I lack the motivation to pull on my shoes and get outside, the photos below spur me on.[/p][p]I would be extremely grateful if you could help me by giving the gift of mobility to others through donating to my fundraising for 500 Miles.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Edit- woohoo I did It! Today was such a bonny day to run, especially in Bressay where I could watch seals as I ran. How lucky am I ♥?[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

03 Oct 2020



Oct 23, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2020


Fantastic effort Babs to raise funds for 500 Miles :) A charity whom I support for all they do. I too benefit from our NHS, and am so glad to be able to assist others who do not have any access to such services in the countries where they live.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2020


Congratulations Babs, well done.


Oct 12, 2020

Leanne and Jamie

Well done Babs!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020


£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020


£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2020

Rhona Cooper

Just realised you have already completed your Marathon, well done! You were wise to do last weekend, with the forecast so lousy this weekend.

Oct 1, 2020

Beverley Lamming

Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2020

Gemma Anderson

You go girl!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2020

Ann and Ian

Well done - super chuffed for you.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid