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Clare Harris

Run in Lieu of Cake & Chat

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My husband Neil and I set up the Emily Harris Foundation in 2008, in memory of our first daughter. We support the neonatal unit at King's Mill Hospital in a variety of ways, trying to make life a little easier for the families that find themselves with a baby or babies on the unit. One of the things I have been doing for the past 2 years is Cake & Chat. I go into the unit once a week, on a Wednesday morning, take home-made cake, and offer the parents a chance to chat! It has been a great way to make connections with families and for the parents to have someone they can talk to who has some understanding of what they are going through. [/p][p]Due to Covid-19, I have had to stop attending the unit and I really miss being able to offer this support. Whilst I am safe at home, I have decided that I will run (on the treadmill!) for the equivalent amount of time I would be spending doing Cake & Chat. I will continue the challenge until I am able to get back to the unit, so the amount of time I will need to run will increase by 2 hours each week. I will begin on Monday 6th April, by which time I will already have a target of 6 hours to run. Having not run since the Great North Run in September, I'm guessing I will only manage a few minutes at a time to begin with, but hopefully, I'll soon build up to doing more each day so that I can reach whatever time target I need to by the time I'm back doing Cake & Chat.[/p][p]I have set up a personal blog so you can track my progress and you can find it at [url=https://cakeandchatchallenge.wordpress.com/blog-2/]https://cakeandchatchallenge.wordpress.com/blog-2/[/url].[/p][p]The main motivation for doing this is to help me to feel like I am doing something useful whilst we are socially distancing, but I also hope that it will get me back into running, improve my fitness and raise a bit of money for the Emily Harris Foundation! Any donations people make will be very much appreciated. [/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]Clare Harris[/p][p]Foundation Manager[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

03 Jun 2021

Supporters

Jul 14, 2020

Alison Topping

Well done Clare. I’d definitely prefer to eat cake than to run so you have my admiration!

£30.00

May 12, 2020

Dennis family

Doing a great job Clare!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 11, 2020

Betty

Well done

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Betts family

Fantastic effort Clare - well done!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

The Cullens

Keep running, Clare - you're doing brilliantly! Love from the Cullens xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

Neil

Keep on running. You’ll be doing another half marathon before you know it. Love Neil, Megan, Amy and Katie xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2020

Michael and June xx

Well done Clare, keep up the good work!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2020

Coles Family

Go Clare, keep on running! You are doing great, keep up the good work!

£30.00

Apr 7, 2020

Revbob

What a good idea, hope many people will sponsor you x