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Bob Chambers

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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My story

[p]I can hardly believe it myself - but it is true: [b][i]I have a place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020![/i][/b][/p][p]Having protested for many years that I had a 'dodgy knee', I started taking part in our local weekly 5km [url=https://www.parkrun.org.uk/]parkrun[/url] fairly regularly at the beginning of 2019. I then added an occasional midweek run which stretched to 10km by mid April, and jumped to 20km by the end of the month! I ran my first official half marathon in May, and that got me thinking: "I wonder if..."[/p][p][url=https://www.feba.org.uk/]Feba[/url] is a Christian mission agency focused on the creative use of radio and other audio media to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ. Working with partners across Africa, Asia and the Middle East - including some of the world's most difficult places to be a Christian, the aim is to engage with listeners and share with them something of the unique message of God's love.[/p][p]The London Marathon will celebrate its [url=https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/news-media/latest-news/item/2020-virgin-money-london-marathon-celebrates-the-40th-race/]40th anniversary in 2020[/url], and I'll be marking my 50th birthday at the end of the year, but we're trumped by Feba's remarkable [url=https://www.feba.org.uk/blog/dacvideo]60 years of ministry[/url]! This seemed an ideal opportunity to do something special as a fundraiser, and the three milestones formed the basis of my ambitious fundraising target.[/p][p]I'd be really grateful if you would please consider sponsoring me to raise funds for Feba's life-giving ministry. I was on track for the original date of 26th April, but have had to adjust and refocus efforts to be ready for the new postponed date of October 4th. Nonetheless, I have never undertaken anything like this before; the training continues to be tough and sometimes painful, but I do believe this is a worthwhile cause.[/p][p]I've been writing a series of monthly blog updates through my training - please do [url=https://www.feba.org.uk/Blogs/london-marathon-2020]click here[/url] if you'd like to find out more.[/p][p]Thank you![/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Bob Chambers[/b][/p][p]Chief Executive, Feba Radio[/p][p][br][/p][p][i]PS: For those with a fascination with numbers...[/i][/p][p][i]Let's round up the marathon distance of 26.22 miles to 27.[/i][/p][p][i]£4,050.60 is clearly a lot of money, but if 27 people sponsored me £40, another 27 sponsored £50, and 27 sponsored £60, then I'd be just 60p short of my target![/i][/p]

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Mar 9, 2020

James Burke

Wishing you all the best in your training Bob in the lead up to race day


Mar 8, 2020

Galloping Granny

Great going Bob, fantastic!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2020


You've done brilliantly with your training Bob. Right decision to rest up/train lightly with current niggle. You will soon be back on the road.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 5, 2020


What Ho Rob! Congratulations on all that you've achieved so far, hope you can keep going to the end.


Feb 18, 2020


Well done on your training so far! Wishing you all the best on the big day!

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020

Peter Burch

All the best Bob. Hopefully you will love the whole day as the atmosphere is amazing. Well done on all your training so far.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020

Rod Sharman

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2020

Chris Paz Ben and Sophie

Wishing you all the very best! Be with you all the way (from the comfort of my sofa!).

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 8, 2020


Best wishes for the marathon Bob from the Faringdon prayer group in Oxfordshire.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 6, 2020


Well done you!! Hope you have a great run.