Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Hazel Elizabeth

London Marathon

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So I completed the marathon! Thank you to all those who donated, it’s been a real challenge and I now a marathon convert. Next time hopefully it won’t be hot so it doesn’t mess with my ear half way round. But I enjoyed it despite the blisters and the potential nail loss.[/p][p]xxxxxx[/p][p][br][/p][p]Marinelife is a charity I’ve volunteered for just over three years. I’ve loved working with them and had so much fun and some great adventures. However, just a little over a year ago I was diagnosed with a balance disorder and was told things won’t be the same and I was going to be on drugs for the long term. The disease is Ménière’s disease, an inner ear problem, this meant the last year has not been what I predicted it to be. [/p][p]As time went on, everything started calming down, I wasn’t getting so many dizzy spells and the seasickness has stopped and I started doing the things I loved again such as surfing and paddle boarding. But one of my main loves is volunteering, and I decided to try volunteering back with MarineLife and low and behold boats didn’t bring on the seasickness and I had a part of me back. [/p][p]The drugs I have been given are dihretics and vasal dilaters for the ear, so as an experiment I started running, I couldn’t have been more unfit and 0.5km were a struggle but each time I ran the ear felt normal for the day. [/p][p]So jumping forwards a bit I have decided to run the London marathon for a charity that is extremely close to my heart and with the aim to try to improve my ear condition. I have been told it could go horribly wrong but I would like to try and I would your support. [/p]
London Marathon image 1
London Marathon image 2

Share Hazel's story


Apr 23, 2018

Angie Townsend-Rablat

Dear Hazel, Congratulations! You can be very very proud of what you have achieved and for such a worthy cause, it's fantastic! We are giving a little - wish it could be more .. Lots of love and hugs, Angie, Jean-Marie and your cousins xxxxxx


Apr 22, 2018

Emma Neave-Webb

Keep those legs moving..... you’re doing an awesome job so far!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


Good luck Hazel, fingers crossed for you. You will be amazing

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Christina Quinn

Best of luck! You'll do great! :)


Apr 21, 2018

Frankie and Justin

Good luck Hazel! You’ve achieved so much already xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2018


Good luck xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2018


£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2018


Go Hazel! I'm so impressed and it's a charity close to my heart and interests too.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2018

Chivers family

Good luck, Hazel! Hope we get to see you on the day. Much love, Kate, Ian and family xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2018


You’re going to do great!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid