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Elise Burns

Elise Burns's fundraising page

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I still can’t [i]quite[/i] believe this is happening, but in a fit of stupidity/blind optimism, I have signed up to run the London Marathon in April 2018. [/p][p]Unaccustomed as I am to any form of physical exercise, this is a pretty big deal for me (or for anyone for that matter). Not gonna lie, training is hard and there’s a long, long way to go. Any pennies that you could spare would be [u]hugely[/u] appreciated, and will help to motivate and inspire me over the coming months. And will go to a very good cause.[/p][p]I’m running for a charity that is very dear to my heart, and of which I am a Trustee, The Book Trade Charity. [/p][p]The Book Trade Charity (BTBS), established 1837, is the book trade’s own welfare charity, offering help to anyone who has worked in the trade (employed, self-employed or freelance) in a range of roles across publishing, distribution and bookselling and who has a problem, whether personal, financial or health related. The Charity offers direct financial assistance to individuals in need through its Grants programme, giving over one hundred and sixty thousand pounds in 2016 and subsidised housing for some forty people at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire and thirty people at Whetstone in London. We have recently launched new initiatives to support young people entering the trade and undertaking internships. BTBS helps around 200 people a year, in circumstances which include disability, long-term illness, redundancy, debt including rent arrears, poverty, carer situations.[/p][p]Thank you for listening. And huge thanks in advance for your generosity.[/p][p]#prayforBurnsie[/p][p]#runlikeagirl[/p][p]#givemestrength[/p][p]Elise x[/p]

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2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018


The Book Trade Charity

The Book Trade Charity



Dani Wilson

Nearly there!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



What an amazing thing to do Elise. GOOD LUCK!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Katherine F

Woo! Go Elise! You will do brilliantly. x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Timothy Lambert

With all good wishes for a memorable day. Keep well and enjoy it all.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck - you are doing a wonderful thing for BTBS!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


David Hicks

Above and beyond the call of duty for a BTBS trustee!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid


Claire H

Good luck Elise! x



Fraser T

Getting closer by the minute! Good luck! Fraser

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



You nutter ! ! ! Good on you Elise, never thought I'd be sponsoring you to run a marathon - not just pushing those limits, but shoving right back at them - you go girl ! Best of luck (and lots of hard training). X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid