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Bob Chambers

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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 40th anniversary in 2020, 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 have a long way to go in order to be ready for April 26th, and have never undertaken anything like this before; the training will be tough and quite possibly painful, but I do believe this is a worthwhile cause.[/p][p]I'll be sharing updates over the coming months - [url=https://www.feba.org.uk/Blogs/london-marathon-2020]click here[/url] 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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Jan 16, 2020

Fay and Malcolm

We wish you well. Go safely.


Jan 16, 2020



Jan 3, 2020

Patricia Roffey

Still a bit of the road to travel, but Spring is on the way and you’ll soon be crossing the finishing line! Sending best wishes. Pat and family

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2020

Susie Williams

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2020

The Beards

Very impressive Bob, all the best for the event, and the training runs over the coming months. You are an inspiration!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Nov 26, 2019

Chris and Tracey Nevell

Go for it Bob!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 18, 2019

Roger Hulbert

I'm full of admiration for you putting in the hours to train and then run the London Marathon, Bob. I ran/walked it with dodgy knees in 2010 just before I turned 50. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life apart from working with Feba!

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

Nov 15, 2019

Daniel Cawley


Nov 4, 2019


Go for it Bob, and remember to enjoy it!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Jim Wert

All the best, Bob. May the spirit of Eric Liddell fill you with stamina!