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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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Apr 19, 2019

Sue Hucker

Good luck Jenny! We will be thinking of you as you run!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2019

Emma and kev

You can do it Jen.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

Jack C

Good luck Jenny!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019


Happy birthday, Jen. Unlikely, but hope to see you in the finish enclosure. Have a great run.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019


I am so proud of you Jen! Go well and smash that marathon time, Lots of Love JoJo xxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Rachel Wilkinson

Good look Jen - You are amazing!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2019

Sarah B

Go Jen!! You're doing amazing with the training and will smash it on the day!! xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Anna and the Saunders family

Good luck Jen! Hope you enjoy the marathon experience and all your training pays off.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019


Go Jen, Go! Well done for getting this far already :o)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019


Breathe in, breathe out....and enjoy!