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Julia Woodham-Smith

I'm running the London Marathon

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]I only started running a couple of years ago. What started out as a bit of a hobby to lose some weight and get fit, now appears to have turned into securing a place in the London Marathon! An amazing opportunity which is (I'm not going to lie!) very scary but also very, very exciting. [/p][p]I'm running to raise money for an amazing charity that is very close to my heart - The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. A few years back, they diagnosed my daughter's dyslexia when she was 7. The diagnosis - and the help they've given us - has played such an important role in helping Emily understand that her struggles at school are for a reason and it has enabled us to get extra support for her. She works so hard at being the best she can be. Emily is my inspiration for running the Marathon - I'm so proud of her - she is so determined and never gives up - hopefully something I can live up to as well, as I run 26.2 miles in April![/p][p]There's no denying I'm going to need all the help I can get! I would be so grateful for any support you can give me - so that on the 28th April I can get across the finish line (hopefully) and say thank you not only to you, but also to The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre for all the wonderful support they give to both children and parents/carers. Thanks everyone x[/p][p][br][/p]
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May 2, 2019

Paul Lynch

Congratulations Julia. Fantastic effort. 😊

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


well done :)


Apr 28, 2019


Proud of you Roy 💗xxx

Apr 28, 2019


What a superstar. You smashed it! X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Hannah Mann

Good luck Julia. I’m a bit late donating but watching it on the tele now has just reminded me to sponsor you! Hope you are smashing it as I write this. Hx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Carol Frost

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Jo Savage

Go Julia! It’s an amazing thing that you are doing. Good luck for tomorrow. Jo, Mike, Ed and Kathleen x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Zoe and family

Go girl!! Enjoy xxx

Apr 27, 2019

The Stewarts

Go Julia! We will be tracking you! Enjoy the day!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Good luck Julia! We will be cheering you on from afar. Hope the conditions behave for you. Love Anupa Stuart Ella and Theo.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid