Gemma Telford

Gemma Telford

Virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As the parent of a transgender child, we've gone through so much over the last few years in coming to terms with what that means, adjusting to some huge changes and most of all, being there for Leo as he went through the journey to becoming himself. It's not been easy but Mermaids made an incredible difference to us. Through Mermaids we met other transgender kids and their families and got access to help, support and education for ourselves and for others.[/p][p]We've been incredibly lucky as our family and friends have been overwhelming in their support and our GP has been an ally right from the start.[/p][p]However, we know that's not the case for many transgender kids who face bullying, discrimination and sometimes, heartbreakingly, being denied or disowned by their families.[/p][p]Mermaids stands up for, advocates for and helps and supports transgender kids and their families in every way. I'm so grateful that they are there and doing what they do and I'm honoured and proud to support them - even if it does mean running just over 26 miles to help! (gulp!)[/p][p]So please, if you can spare a few quid to help other kids like Leo and their families, please do. I know we are all asked for money so often these days that it can become a bit old hat, but Mermaids really do life-saving work for kids who are having a very tough time.[/p][p]You can find out a bit more about what it meant to me here:[/p][p]https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coming-out-personal-blog-being-parent-transgender-child-telford/[/p][p]Thanks for any help you can give. It makes a real difference to real people. [/p][p]Gemma xx[/p]

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Supporters


Oct 13, 2021

Anonymous

From Bestieโ€™s Dad x

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2021

Ann Keefe

Well done Gemma!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Gemma Kitching

Well done Gemma. Amazing effort, especially with that cold too!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Debs C

Great work Gemma, huge well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

£30.00


Oct 5, 2021

Beth

Thank you Gemma, as a fellow trans mum I salute you, and hope Leo grows to be as happy as my daughter (now aged 40) is. We had a load of rubbish said to us too. Ignore everyone and do what you know is right.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Bestie x

You were immense. I knew youโ€™d smash it. Love you for so so so many reasons.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Nic and Sam

Well done! X

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Richard Tubb

Go Gemma! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Anonymous

Thanks for doing this, youโ€™re awesome!


Oct 3, 2021

Sidders

Keep running Gemma!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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