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Jen Rouse

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi [/p][p]What does 2019 mean to you? For me there are three numbers on my mind;[/p][p]In January I have worked at the Youth Sport Trust, a UK children’s sport charity for [b]15[/b] years, which I have loved every minute of. In April I turn the magic [b]40[/b] – so I want to mark this significant birthday in some way, so on the [b]28[/b]th April I will be running the 2019 Virgin London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Youth Sport Trust! Having never run this far before, I will need the support of all my friends, colleagues and to be fair anyone who would be willing to see a 40 year old mummy of two drag her not so little bottom around the 26.4 miles. [/p][p]At the Youth Sport Trust we are committed to a future where every child enjoys the life changing benefits that come from play and sport. Our mission, as it has been over our 23 year history is to continue to pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future. I know so many of you have or have had sport or physical activity in your life and know the value it has given you. Working for the YST over the last 15 years has seen the very best of what sport and physical activity can offer young people, but we know there is still so much to do and so many young people without the support, opportunities or confidence to benefit. In my day job, I am focused on finding new partners to push the work forward of the charity and I hope that running the Marathon this year will find some new friends for the charity as well as keeping me on my toes….literally! If you want to know more about the charity then visit [url=http://www.youthsporttrust.org/]www.youthsporttrust.or[/url]g [/p][p]To give you an incentive to dig deep into those pockets, every person that donates at least £1 a mile (so £26.20 in total) will be in with the chance of securing a week’s holiday in the South of France. Yes – those donating a £1 a mile will be put into a one off draw to be able to book a week at [url=http://www.pechine.com/]www.Pechine.com[/url] for free (excluding flights) on a self catering basis. This lovely rural French retreat has been home to my parents for the last 9 years and is nestled at the bottom of the Pyrenes. So, I need 75 of you to donate £1 per mile for me to reach my £2000 fundraising target! I will make the draw for the week at Pechine on 1st April – yep I am no fool![/p][p]So, donate now, share with your netball, hockey, rugby, running or other team mates and get them to dig deep – not for me, but the for the great work that I personally know will be done with your generous donations by us at YST.[/p][p]Thank you all so much[/p][p]Jen[/p][p]x[/p]
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May 25, 2019

Jess McGuire

Dear Jen, Congratulations!!! You absolutely smashed it like we knew you would. Well done you for completing the challenge you set yourself and raising awareness. Hope to see you soon. Lots of love, Jess x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Martin Barradell

Well Done Jen! So glad to see that all the hard work and training paid off with a fantastic time! Now for a sub 3.50....

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Congratulations Jen! Fantastic effort!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Great aunt Margaret Agnes xx

Well done Jen, from great aunt Margaret Gibb and cousin Agnes up here in sunny Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Rob Hucker

Well done on the run Jen, nearly at your fund target too. Our two small ones were encouraged to run laps around the kitchen while we were watching on TV.


Apr 28, 2019


Best of luck today Jen you will do great! All the best from the Fews

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Vicky G

Can't wait to see you smash this Jen, you have worked so hard. Enjoy it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Have an amazing day ! Go Jen xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Deb and Chris Cursley

Good luck Jen. You’ve worked really hard to get this far. Trust in your training, soak up the atmosphere and you’ll have an amazing time. Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Tom and Tara

Good luck Jefner! xx

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid