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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 is celebrating 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. I'd be really grateful if you would please consider sponsoring me to raise funds for Feba's life-giving ministry.[/p][p]I was on track for the original date of 26th April, but things obviously had to be reworked when the event was postponed to October 4th. After careful consideration, I decided to go ahead with a marathon distance run on the original date - a local route I named the 'Arun to Adur Marathon' - and you can read about that if you [url=https://www.feba.org.uk/blog/so-it-wasnt-in-london-but]click here[/url].[/p][p]Unfortunately, there is still some doubt about whether or not the London Marathon will take place at all this year. I'm therefore thankful that I've been able to complete the distance - to honour my pledge, and justify everyone's generous sponsorship. I'll need to think hard about what to do if / when London does happen: I have no doubt that it would be a tremendous occasion, but would require a whole load more training! We'll see...[/p][p]Anyway, 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 once again for your interest and support.[/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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Jul 2, 2020

A FEBA supporter

Well done Bob! Sorry this is late, but as an older half marathon runner (by the grace of God) I have enjoyed reading all your blogs, showing great perseverance through all the challenges and setbacks, and your isolation marathon itself. Praise God!

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

May 16, 2020


Amazing Bob - well done! I am in awe!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 16, 2020

Paul McVittie

Bob Very well done. Great effort

£20.52 plus £5.13 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Mike and Sarah

Congratulations a great run for a greT cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020

Michael and Tricia Bancroft

Well done, Bob. Michael and Tricia Bancroft

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020

The Fisher family

Huge congratulations on doing this at all. Doing it solo like this deserves extra plaudits though. Massively well done!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2020

Rob and Caroline

Hi Bob - well done!

Apr 28, 2020

From The Maxteds

Commitment all the way, well done Bob.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2020

The Wottons

Inspirational. Well done Bob.

£20.50 plus £5.13 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2020

David and Moira

Well done Bob. Magnificent achievement.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid