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James Hassett

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]Family & Friends,[/p][p][b]Thank you for visiting my fundraising page![/b] The time has come. After years of cheering others on to achieve this daunting feat, talking about how one day I'd give it a shot and trying numerous times in the ballot (only to be relieved at not getting a place!), I am finally running the London Marathon. Once again rejected by the ballot, I decided this must be a ‘sign’. I need to put all the efforts of completing 26.2 miles into something of value, something that could benefit many others and not just a personal challenge. I set about thinking, researching and looking up what charity I would most want to fundraise for and, since becoming a dad, I couldn’t look past running for a charity that supports improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantage children so they have a better chance in life, to fulfil their potential.[/p][p][b]I am running for The Children’s Society[/b] - [url=http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk]www.childrenssociety.org.uk[/url] – a charity that works tirelessly everyday to tackle child poverty, disadvantage and neglect and strives to ensure every child gets the opportunity to the greatest possible chance in life. Because they believe no child should feel alone, and I do too.[/p][p]The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes. They listen. They support. They act. But their work is only possible with the help of people like you and I. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future.[/p][p]If you would like to support me in what will no doubt be a painful endeavour but more importantly support The Children’s Society to continue the amazing work they do, please donate here on this page. A huge massive thank you to all of you who do, I am extremely grateful.[/p][p]To find out more about the incredible work The Children’s Society does take a look at - [url=http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do]www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do[/url] [/p][p]Now I’ve just got to get those countless miles in over the next few months and make it to the start line – would be awesome to see some of you there, along the route or at the finish line (if I make it!) on Sunday, 28th April.[/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]James[/p]
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May 1, 2019

EQ Investors

Congratulations James on completing the Marathon (in a fantastic time) and your fundraising efforts!


Apr 29, 2019

Damian Duffy

Well done James for taking on the marathon challenge and for promoting the charity. Hope the run went well for you!! Damian


Apr 29, 2019


Amazing time James and with all that sleep deprivation and adrenaline, incredible!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019



Apr 28, 2019

Bex and Mark and Elodie

Go James Go! We are so proud of you! So much love from us all xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

The W-Js

Bon chance Jamo! Who’d have thought you’d have a cheering squad of 3 to go home to afterwards?! Great commitment buddy xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Nathan, Bec and Oli

Run Forest, run Forest!!

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Wishing you a good night sleep bro before your big day.


Apr 27, 2019

Alex Coulson

You must have done way more than 26 SMRs so this should be easy. All the best mate.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Phil Johnson

Hi Jamie. Good luck this weekend. Your Dad passed your email so I've added a small sponsorship sum to your total Phil Johnson

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid