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Lauren (Baillie) Piercy

Lauren (Baillie) Piercy's fundraising page

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

My story

[lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt]What am I doing to earn money for charity? What indeed![/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt]MAY 4th - CARDIFF BAY 5 MILE RUN[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt]MAY 9th - RHONDDA ROLLERCOASTER, 26.5 MILE HIKE[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt]MAY 16/17 - THE MAIN EVENT, MIND 3000s[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt]JUNE 14 - LIVERPOOL ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON [/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-size: medium; font-family: Gabriola; line-height: 100%;]THE MAIN EVENT[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-size: medium; font-family: Gabriola; line-height: 100%;]I am swapping my running shoes for hiking boots![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Last year I could not run 2 mile's. This year I have taken part in the 5K Race for Life and the Cardiff Half Marathon (yes 5K to Half Marathon because I misjudged the distance, apparently it is 13.1 miles, not 13.1 kilometres, oops!)[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]In May 2015 I will be competing for Team Wales, headed by Matt Johnson, in my biggest challenge to date... [/span][span=color: #000000;][b]"The teams have just 24 hours to cover 50km of the wildest, most challenging countryside in the UK. It is a test of fitness, endurance and team spirit, and the first of its kind. Anna's team will tackle the Lakes 3,000s, trekking the four highest mountains (over 3,000ft) in the Lake District, whilst Matt's team will tackle the Welsh 3,000s, trekking the same distance on the 15 highest mountains in Wales."[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]15 Welsh peaks in 24 hour's to raise a combined £50,000 for Mind, a charity which offers crucial support to those suffering from mental health issues and who tirelessly campaign to reduce mental illness stigma. As a student mental health nurse I witness fantastic care, compassion and understanding but Mind is there when we are unable to be offering social support to those in the heart of the community and fighting for their right's to remain there. They also provide information to patients in mental health care settings and advice professionals on best practice making them a truly all encompassing charity.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Furthermore to this colossal challenge I will be doing the Cardiff Bay 5 mile race, Rhondda Rollercoaster, 26.5 miles over the Rhondda Valleys the week before and then the Liverpool Rock N' Roll Half Marathon in June because obviously 15 mountains just isn't enough![/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Having suffered mental health issues personally and knowing lot's of other people who have had their own personal struggles (1:4 ratio) I know and can not stress enough just how important having the services which Mind offer are, they can literally save lives! It can be as simple as having someone to talk to on the other end of a telephone line, but this cannot happen without vital funding.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][b][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]I dedicate my personal challenge to my big cuz Jim, "how... how I wish you were here" xxx[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 100%;"[gt][span=font-family: Gabriola;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p]

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Jun 29, 2015

William Francis

Good luck with your challenges!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2015

Anthony Williams

Great cause. Fantastic effort Lauren.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 14, 2015

Helen (Liz seer)

What a legend. Lauren, you are are a true fighter for the cause! Proud to be in the same nursing cohort xxxxx

£5.00

Jun 14, 2015

Twe

Well done x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2015

Linda McRobie

Good Luck Lauren ,your some woman xx love Linda & Sol xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 24, 2015

Bethan James

Donated by the lovely Bethan, thank you xx

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May 20, 2015

michelle hagan

Keep going lady! What an inspiration!

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May 19, 2015

Marie Grant

Good luck, maybe we will do it with u some time xxt

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2015

Vicky Lewis

You're absolutely amazing for taking this on!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 15, 2015

Faisal Ali

Saw this RT and wanted donate on Twitter. Good luck @falidude on Twitter!

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