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Jo Goodenough

2020 London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]EDIT/UPDATE[/b][/p][p][b]With the Marathon currently postponed from the original date of April 26th 2020 to October 4th 2020, with all the training I had already put in, I decided to do my very own lockdown marathon at 5.30am on 26.4.20 (so as not to break any rules i.e not seeing a soul!) It was extremely hard staying motivated whilst running on my own, I missed the support of the crowds & there were many more hills than there would have been in London. Continuing my training & eventually running the distance did give me a focus & a chance to honour my amazing sponsors (big thanks for sticking with me!). So, one marathon is already in the bag - bring on the real one![/b][/p][p]After having a major operation in 2017, my health & fitness could have gone either way. I decided that after a year of recupurative pilates, it was time to get back in the saddle & start running again. After 2 years of hitting the gym & entering various races, ranging from 5km-21km, it feels like the right time for a new challenge, the once in a lifetime opportunity to run the London Marathon. 5 stone lighter with massive determination, this is an endurance test I'm really going to enjoy.[/p][p][b]My chosen charity - BAFTA Kids [/b][/p][p]As an active BAFTA member for the past 25 years, I've attended regular screenings & events, & voted yearly (with a bit of celeb spotting here & there). It wasn't until I had my 3 children that I realised just how amazing the charitable work is that BAFTA provides. I thought BAFTA was just an organisation that rewarded & celebrated excellence through its high-profile awards ceremonies, I was totally unaware of the breadth of its charitable work. [/p][p][b]Below are just some of the events that your donations will support:[/b][/p][p]A series of special [url=http://www.bafta.org/children/activity/hospice-screenings]children’s hospice screenings[/url] throughout the UK for children with life-limiting conditions & their families, offering them the opportunity to spend quality time together, away from the stresses placed on them as a result of their child's illness, in a safe space where they can feel comfortable, without any concern that their presence might disrupt other cinema goers.[/p][p]The [url=http://www.bafta.org/about/fundraising/bafta-kids-road-show-with-place2be]BAFTA Kids Roadshow[/url] in partnership with children’s mental health charity Place2Be, takes a full day’s programme of masterclasses & workshops, along with some famous faces from the world of children’s media, out into schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.[/p][p]The [url=http://www.bafta.org/children/features/bafta-big-schools-day]Big Schools Day at Alexandra Palace[/url], which in 2020 will bring together over 700 children from Years 5, 6 & 7 to discuss issues such as diversity & young people in the media, transferable skills, mental wellbeing, climate change & sustainability.[/p][p][b]Finally, a big thank you for supporting me ❤[/b][/p]
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Jul 27, 2020

Andy Lock

Well done Jo!! Hope you have managed to keep up the training since April. Hoping this still goes ahead as planned but at least you still raising money!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Jean Bartlett

Hi Jo I heard you’re doing other runs to make up for the London Marathon. Well done for keeping going and giving up your time. Love to all of you


Mar 18, 2020

Alex Illingworth

You are such an inspiration Jo. Brilliant work! Love from the Illingworths

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2020

Adrian Clarke

Best of luck Jo from Adrian

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2020


Will be watching you from above ;-) best of luck Jo

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2020


Good Luck Jo!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020

Don Gray

Good luck Jo!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020


Go Jo! You have such determination and have worked SO hard! You can do it but just remember to enjoy the day!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020


Sorry I couldn't join you running today, a donation instead!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020


Go Jo! We’re behind you! Lots of love xx