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Claire Hobbs

Virtual London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]A marathon!!!! Actually a lifelong dream but never did I ever think I’d be attempting one in 2020! [/p][p]I turned 40 in July and for obvious reasons haven’t celebrated in any of the ways I had planned. When London Marathon went virtual I figured this was my golden opportunity to attempt a marathon in a year that, quite frankly, has been full of setbacks, disappointment and challenges. [/p][p]To complete this marathon in their 40th year, in the year that I turned 40 would just be awesome. And seeing as ALL my 40th plans got cancelled, it was just destiny. I haven’t trained properly, I will definitely be walking some of it. But I will do it precisely because this year has been so challenging. [/p][p]As a family, we navigated the uncertainty and anxiety of lockdown together, but it’s been incredibly difficult for my eldest son who is on the autistic spectrum. All at once, all the things he loves which makes his life and routine safe and predictable, we’re taken away. Difficult for any child, but especially those who find unexpected change hard to cope with. [/p][p]That’s why I’m raising money for Thomley. A wonderful local space and haven for special needs families to go where it’s safe and you can relax knowing you are surrounded by others who understand and empathise. [/p][p]Thomley have struggled this year without many of the usual events they hold to raise much needed funds, so it feels right to try and help in some small way. [/p][p]I hope you will join me somehow on the day. Whether that’s in the form of sponsorship, tracking me on the app, or sending me a message of encouragement - anything will be greatly appreciated. I am going to need all the help I can get! [/p][p]Speedie/Speeds/Claire xxx[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

04 Oct 2020



Oct 7, 2020

Jenny Cooke

Well done Claire, I hope you have recovered now. I’m one of your lovely Mum’s friends. I know how wonderful all your family and of course you and your husband have been in helping Josh become the fine boy he is now. Not forgetting Jack of course.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020


Congratulations you amazing human!!xxx

Oct 6, 2020

Viv Fletcher

Well done Claire, an amazing achievement 😁

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020


Well done Claire and thank you for making my first marathon 100x more enjoyable! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Brenda and Robert

Well done Claire, especially in all that weather , you did amazing. xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Ros Christian

Congratulations on your amazing achievement. .. very impressed!!👏👏👏 xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020


Well done Claire, an amazing achievement

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020


An amazing achievement. Xx

Oct 4, 2020

Carla Wilson

Well done you superstar! 🤩😍👏🏻 Love Carla, Ally, Ella and Teddy xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid