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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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Oct 9, 2019


Exciting! See you on the start line! 😁

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2019


We wish you all the very best. We will watch with interest.

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Sep 25, 2019


I can’t quite believe it either!! But, judging by your commitment so far, and knowing your determined spirit, I believe you will do yourself and Feba proud. I am very proud of you already.


Sep 24, 2019

Julia B

Go for it, Bob! Look forward to hearing how your training goes over next few months, J

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Sep 6, 2019

Helen White


Sep 5, 2019

The O'Toole Family

We're with you all the way Bob 🤔 ..... We're right behind you Bob 🤔 ..... We'll see you back in the office Bob 😄! All the best with the training and the run itself. Sure you'll smash it!

Sep 5, 2019


All the best! Hope you enjoy the whole experience - the training, the shin splints, the carbing up beforehand and the day itself!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2019


All the best for the training and a great run!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2019


Be encouraged! We’re not with you every step, but we are very grateful for your courage!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid