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Clare Harris

Clare Harris

Run in Lieu of Cake & Chat


Total raised so far£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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Personal Challenge Date

03 Jun 2021


Jul 14, 2020

Alison Topping

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


May 12, 2020

Dennis family

Doing a great job Clare!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 11, 2020


Well done


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Betts family

Fantastic effort Clare - well done!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

The Cullens

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


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020


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


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2020

Michael and June xx

Well done Clare, keep up the good work!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2020

Coles Family

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


Apr 7, 2020


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

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