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Carolyn Ekins

Carolyn Ekins - Team Legion

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

[p][lt]img src="https://1940sexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/carolyn.jpg" alt="" width="427" height="640" /[gt][/p][p]THANK YOU! I DID IT! Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported the Royal British Legion. BUT I committed to raising £2000 so I am keeping this page open until October 23rd. I have a 1940s wartime recipe app and keepsake recipe book series coming out later in the summer and £1 from each item sold will be donated to the Royal British Legion until my goal is reached. Details wil be on [url=http://www.the1940sexperiment.com]www.the1940Experiment.com[/url].[/p][p]--------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]I'm running this for the[span=color: #ff0000;][b] Royal British Legion[/b][/span] and I'm running this against my fight against obesity. To cut to the chase I went from a very fit endurance loving 22 year old, head to head with the guys kinda gal in the auxiliary forces to a morbidly obese 350 lb (nearly 25 stone) woman who could barely walk 100m without having to plonk my bum down!. I've been battling my obesity for years and despite still being obese, I've shifted 75 lbs with at least another 100 to go. [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]THANK YOU to my work colleagues, friends and family who are also donating offline too! Here is a list of them![/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]PMS DIECASTING FRIENDS[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Danny Wainwright £30[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Terry M £25 [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Ian M £25[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Jess M £20[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Ben S £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Gaz M £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Sinead £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Norman £5[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Rob J £5[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Oskar £25[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Liz £20[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Shaun F £20[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Andris £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Ian L £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Dave B £10[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Scott £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Sean S £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Alicja £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Marzena £10[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Gordon £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Nicola £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Pete £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Calvin £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Erita £10[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Allan £20[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Matt Hanson £10[/span][/p][p][lt]img src="https://1940sexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/insta1small.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="299" /[gt][/p][p][/p][p]The Royal British Legion is a charity that is close to my heart and I am PROUD to be running my first London Marathon as part of 'Team Legion'.[/p][p]The first 13 years of my married life was spent living and raising my children (as a forces wife) in a military environment and I look back on those years with great fondness and respect for the people who work within the armed forces. Our life had a wonderful sense of community and togetherness...[/p][p]Before my foray into motherhood I was involved in the 'reserve forces' and I learned much from that period of time. I learned how hard people worked, how difficult situations could be and how dedicated the people were I worked with.[/p][p]I am particularly passionate about supporting our veteran's in facing the aftermath of life beyond the forces either due to retirement or due to tragedy/illness. [/p][p]I want to dedicate my run to these people and the Royal British Legion who really strive to help people overcome difficulties who are in or have been part of the armed forces.[/p][p]C xxx[/p][p][lt]img src="https://1940sexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/22541_273061377360_7165552_n.jpg" alt="28 years ago with RauxAF Regt 2620 SQN" width="450" height="431" /[gt][/p][p]THANK YOU to my work colleagues, friends and family who are also donating offline too! Here is a list of them![/p][p][/p][p]PMS DIECASTING FRIENDS[/p][p]Danny Wainwright £30[/p][p]Terry M £25 [/p][p]Ian M £25[/p][p]Ben S £10[/p][p]Gaz M £10[/p][p]Sinead £10[/p][p]Norman £5[/p][p]Rob J £5[/p][p]Oskar £25[/p][p]Liz £20[/p][p]Shaun F £20[/p][p]Andris 310[/p][p]Ian L £10[/p][p]Dave B £10[/p][p]Scott £20[/p][p][/p][p]-----------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. 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.[/p]

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Supporters

Aug 12, 2017

Francesca Harrall

I know this isn't a lot but I hope it helps towards reaching your target! A HUGE well done for completing your marathon and I know you feel disappointed with putting on a bit of weight lately but I really believe you'll get back on track in no time!

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2017

Anonymous

Such an inspiration Carolyn. Well done you're awesome. Xx

£5.00

Apr 23, 2017

Anonymous

Congratulations, what a magnificent achievement! Love, Jo and Simon

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2017

Rebecca(RebnTel Reynolds)

Well done Carolyn. Hope it's going okay xxx

£5.00

Apr 22, 2017

Bernie Maughan

I support you in this.

£10.00

Apr 22, 2017

Johnathan Rigby

Hi Carolyn, Everybody at Laser Scanning wishes you well for the London Marathon 2017. YOU CAN DO IT!

£100.00

Apr 21, 2017

Matt and AJ

Good luck! We think you are amazing.

£10.00

Apr 6, 2017

Jacquie & Olly

Good luck Carolyn. Sorry I thought we had already sponsored you xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 6, 2017

Theresa smith

Good luck Carolyn

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 29, 2017

Nicola Starrs - Liz daughter

Good Luck x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid