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Davina Lacey

Davina's running the London Marathon!

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][b]Hello![/b][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]I am going to run the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017 and I would love your support. I have never run a marathon before so this is going to be pretty challenging for me.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]           [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][b]I am doing it[/b] [b]because [/b]everyday young people are facing challenges and struggling with their mental health and I believe we can make lots of difference to their lives. I am raising money for Youth Concern (charity) to support their counselling service, to give young people free and confidential counselling. (Check out the stats at bottom of this page if you want to know about the importance of this work). [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]                                 [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][b]Youth Concern is close to my heart [/b]because I was one of their volunteer counsellors for several years and have seen first-hand how important their work is. As a volunteer counsellor for Youth Concern I supported young people who were self-harming, felt suicidal, were coping with severe bullying during the school day and those whose home-lives and relationships were emotionally and physically abusive.  [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]                              [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]Counselling gives young people the chance to manage their emotions and mental health successfully so difficulties don’t have to follow them into adulthood. This means we can can reverse the negative trends currently facing young people’s mental health.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]                               [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]If you feel able to support me in this endeavour, it would be amazing, so thank you for any donations![/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]Love,   Davina x [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14px;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][b]Stats: [/b]Around three young people in every school class suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder and between 1 in every 12 to 15 children and young people deliberately self-harm.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14px;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt]More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Helping young people, helps the adults they become. We need to reverse some trends. Currently in the UK roughly 12 men every day commit suicide. Read more here [url=http://www.youngminds.org.uk/][span=color: #e4af0a;]www.youngminds.org.uk[/span][/url][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p][p][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545;"[gt][/p]

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Supporters

01-May-2017

Laura Gibbs

Well done!! You smashed it...you should be so proud of yourself! I am. Laura xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

26-Apr-2017

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Congratulations - love from the Morrises x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2017

Feel Goid Night

£865.00

24-Apr-2017

Lou

You are fab for doing this, well done (sorry it took me so long to sponsor!) xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2017

Sarah B

Yay! Well done Beeb xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Thinking of you every step of the way. Love Jane and David White xx

£20.00

23-Apr-2017

Emma Low

Good Luck Davina and many thanks from everyone at Youth Concern for all your hard work!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2017

Mum and Mike

Proud of you!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2017

Anonymous

Good Luck. We will be watching and tracking you all the way. Michelle, Rob, Jessica, Isabelle James x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid