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Hannah McCarthy

Running the London Marathon 2019

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]Hi everyone[/p][p]So yes...call me crazy but I have indeed taken on the challenge of running the London Marathon 2019! I am running for Hospice UK, in memory of my wonderful Grandad. He spent his last few weeks in Thames Hospice Windsor and I can honestly say that the support they gave both my Grandad and my family is something that I will be forever grateful for so I thought this would be a wonderful way to raise some money for a fantastic charity and also cross off the Number 1 challenge on my Bucket List :)[/p][p][b][u]What is Hospice UK?[/u][/b][/p][p]Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care. They champion and support the work of more than 200 member organisations, which provide hospice care across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, and support their families.[/p][p]Please visit their website for more information: [url=https://www.hospiceuk.org/]https://www.hospiceuk.org/[/url][/p][p][b][u]My running story[/u][/b][/p][p]Before you ask, no I have never run a Marathon, I've never run a Half Marathon either! I started running in February this year, beginning with the Couch to 5k as I wanted to set myself a challenge and used to love running when I was young. I remember when I started I couldn't even run 30 seconds without getting out of breath, that soon changed! I completed C25K on the day of The London Marathon 2018 - I took it as a sign and thought, there's my next challenge ;) I applied for a Charity Place as soon as I was able to and then in October I received the phone call, I'd been offered a place! [/p][p]I had kept running up until July when I stopped as I was dancing/ cheerleading away in 2 fabulous Musicals. But I have now picked things up again, running 3 times a week, steadily increasing my distance, ready to start my Marathon training plan in the New Year. I might not be a running pro, but I am one determined person when my mind gets put to work and my goodness, this will put my mind to work. I am not trying to complete the Marathon in a particular time or to get all the way round without stopping - my main goals are to raise money for a Charity that means so much to me and to enjoy each step along the way to the big day: the joy, the tears, every moment. #enjoythejourney[/p][p][b][u]Donate[/u][/b][/p][p]My goal is to raise at least £2000 which I know is more than possible. I would be so thankful for any donation, however big or small! Even £1, £3 or £5 means getting one step closer to that target. [/p][p][b][u]What can you look out for?[/u][/b][/p][p]I have every intention of documenting my Marathon journey so keep an eye on this page and my social media for updates in the near future. There are also some potential charity fundraising events on their way soon so watch this space![/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Thank you so much to everyone who donates I really appreciate your support and contributions to such an incredible cause! [/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]Hannah x[/p][p][br][/p]

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Good luck Hannah. Lots of love Nana xx




Good luck Hannah.



Karen and Paul Robertson

Good luck Hannah I am sure you will smash it! Love Karen& Paul

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



All the best Hannah, it sounds like a wonderful charity. Good luck with your training :) Love Emma, Lily and Shay x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Good Luck Hannah and most of all... enjoy it! It will be an amazing achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


The Murrays

Good Luck Hannah! Love from Grace, Matt, Mia and Harry xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Vicky & Sam

Good Luck Hannah!! From Vicky and Sam

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mum Dad

You are one special determined lady and we will support you all the way. Grandad would be very proud. Mum & Dad xxxxx

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid


Tom Gupta

You said 'Call me Crazy' so I will... Hannah you are Crazy! But Good Luck all the same! x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid