Charles Hyatt

Charles Hyatt

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon for VICTA

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I first ran London Marathon in 1984 and it didn't go very well - I had two bad falls in training and what with normal working constraints as well, it meant I was very underprepared. Whilst I have never stopped running, various knee worries have left me focussing on cycling rather than any sort of distance running. However London has always felt like unfinished business and after successfully completing Antwerp Marathon in 2018 and Seville just before lockdown in February 2020, I have been inspired to have another go. VICTA has made it possible for me to realise this dream.[/p][p]As the 2020 event could not take place because of Covid, I took part in the official virtual event run by Virgin Money London Marathon on the original rescheduled London Marathon date of this Sunday October 4th. The format was that the runners who were registered to take part in the original event could run the marathon distance on that day anywhere they choose, and record it electronically on GPS to receive a recorded finisher status. The idea was to try and help charities, whose status is bleak this year, to have a chance to at least raise something from their runners this year. [/p][p]I now look forward to taking part in the 2021 event, which will take place on Sunday 3rd October as a live event, albeit with Covid restrictions.[/p][p]VICTA is a small but national charity in the UK that empowers children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted and their families. Aware that feelings of isolation and loneliness are dominant within the world of visual impairment, VICTA use activity-based learning as a positive setting for social interaction. For the blind and partially sighted young people, involvement in team-based activities can be positively associated with social acceptance and a sense of belonging, especially where such involvement is characterised by positive coaching, progressive skill development and peer support. VICTA work hard to help young people question limiting presumptions they might have, helping them to view themselves and their potential in a new way. VICTA want them to be able to make a difference to their own lives. [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to VICTA. [/p][p]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.[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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Supporters


Sep 18, 2021

Adrian Webb

Pls Everest any hills you run up en route! Adrian ;)

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 30, 2020

Garth and Lynn

Great cause

£52.50

plus £13.13 Gift Aid


Oct 30, 2020

Gerald and Brenda Culliford

Great evening

£52.50

plus £13.13 Gift Aid


Oct 30, 2020

Mike Hyatt

Tough rainy day but great total!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 20, 2020

Anonymous

Charles, better late than never ! Well done, Ben

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2020

Nigel

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2020

Sue and Mark Lejman

Well done Charles!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2020

Simon and Clare Summers

Great idea Charles, well done!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2020

Andrew Walker

opportunities await, 2021, Andy & Kerry xx


Oct 4, 2020

Andy E

Great shame that events conspired to make it a much tougher day than planned.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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