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Franny Benali

Benali's Garden Marathon

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My story

[p]Hi everyone, Franny Benali here. I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. [/p][p]It is a difficult time for us all at the moment, but the support and the togetherness shown within our community has been truly inspirational.[/p][p]On Sunday 26th April, I will be running a marathon in my garden, raising vital funds for two charities that are close to my heart and that I’ve seen doing some amazing work in recent weeks: Saints Foundation, who are doing an amazing job of supporting vulnerable people locally, and NHS Charities Together, who are supporting those brilliant NHS staff that are working so hard to keep us all safe. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the two charities.[/p][p]I was originally planning to complete the 26.2 mile feat by running 717 laps of my back garden, however, after doing a trial of 15 laps of the garden, I started to feel very dizzy and rough. [/p][p]Having consulted with Southampton FC doctors, I have now chosen to complete the challenge on a treadmill in my back garden, as my previous challenge was deemed too dangerous if I were to continue. [/p][p]I’m sorry to everyone that the challenge won’t be the same as we first thought, but it’s still going to be really difficult on a treadmill as I have had no time to train for this event. [/p][p]I’ve also never really used a treadmill before, only for short warm-ups.[/p][p]I’m looking forward to giving it a good go on Sunday, and I hope lots of you can join me and support me throughout the day, to support two charities that are doing so much good at the moment. [/p][p]This is such a tough time at the moment, so if I can help make some people’s lives better, then this will all be worth it.[/p][p]My marathon for these two brilliant causes is part of ‘The 2.6 Challenge’, a national campaign to support charities across the UK during this difficult time. Please visit [url=https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/]https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/[/url] to find out more.[/p][p]Please get involved by keeping track of me on Sunday using [url=https://twitter.com/SFC_Foundation]@SFC_Foundation[/url] on Twitter or my own channels [url=https://twitter.com/FrannyBenali]@FrannyBenali[/url] and, if you can, donate generously![/p]

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Jun 1, 2020

Glenda and John Stevens

In memory of Aunty Peggy (Brook). Rest in peace. With love from Glenda, John and all the family.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2020


Lots of love from Lin and John x


May 5, 2020

Rachel Sturdy

Well done, Franny! Great stuff! From someone with serious running envy

May 5, 2020

Tristan smallbone

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020


May 2, 2020


May 2, 2020


Awesome Fran.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020

Andy Maitland

Great run from Saint's Ambassador

Apr 30, 2020

Mike Damp

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid