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Katie Haines

Running a marathon for arts and mental health

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I’ve run 400 miles in my training for Brighton Marathon so far and it’s been tough, really tough. The challenge of training for a marathon is as mental as it is physical, but running has also given me important time to reflect and de-stress, just as culture does. [/p][p]So I will be fundraising for charities that work in the arts and in mental health – two areas that have suffered dramatic government funding cuts over the past decade:[/p][p]• [url=https://www.artsadmin.co.uk][b]Artsadmin[/b][/url], the arts organisation I work for. They give free advice to 500 artists a year, take cultural projects into schools and prisons, and use the arts to inspire positive action around climate change, migration, disability, social issues and so much more. [/p][p]• [url=https://www.samaritans.org][b]Samaritans[/b][/url], a charity that always listens and gives people a safe place to talk about whatever is getting to them. Their 20,000 volunteers respond to more than 5 million phone calls, letters, texts and emails a year.[/p][p]With me running and you donating, together we can raise £1,000 (or hopefully more!) for these excellent causes, so please: [/p][p]— [b]Donate your spare change[/b][/p][p](all donations to Artsadmin are doubled by Arts Council England until August 2019 so there’s no better time to give generously!)[/p][p]—[b]Gift Aid your donation if you can so it is worth 25% more[/b][/p][p]—[b]Come and support me in Brighton on Sunday 14 April[/b][/p][p]—[b]Feed me cakes, pasta, bananas and anything calorific if you see me between now and the start line![/b] [/p][p]With special thanks to three people who are no longer with us but have inspired me to run and fundraise for these causes: [/p][p]—Ashley, whose incredible determination I’ll be channelling and in memory of our Brighton swims;[/p][p]—John, a family friend and an amazing advocate for the Samaritans for many decades;[/p][p]—My dad, who showed me how to love culture and sport in equal measure. [/p]

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Apr 26, 2019


Go Katie! xx


Apr 25, 2019

Alex H

Well done Katie xxxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2019


Well done you brilliant woman you!


Apr 15, 2019

Pete G

Cracking effort - well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2019

Tom and Lydia


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019


Good luck, Katie! A little contribution towards your cause. I wish you a glorious one in the sun, including post-run flapjacks and very ripe bananas!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019


Go Katie Go! Hope there are moments of enjoyment along the way ...you know it will be worth it....Nicky xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid