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Hannah McCarthy

Running the London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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 on Sunday 28th April! 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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May 11, 2019


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Gareth W

Congratulations :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Sara Elman

Huge congratulations Hannah. I'm soooo proud of you xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Gillian Leather

Well done!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Alyx Jones

You totally smashed it gurrrrrrl!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Steve Wedge

Hope it went well Hannah! Steve & Karen

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Lesley and Allan Bailey

Well done, Hannah!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


WhoWould have thought this is same hannah who used to go on holiday with us.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


You're doing brilliantly Hannah. Following you every mile. xx


Apr 28, 2019

Eleanor H

Run run run or walk (!) well done for running such a very long way for such a very good cause! Good luck!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid