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Kevin Shepherd

Kevin Shepherd's fundraising page

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]Many of you will know I had to give up playing football at the age of 21 due to a patella dislocation. And then in 2003 I broke my other leg and dislocated that knee (on top of the full break, that hurt!!) at karate leaving me with 2 screws in my femur under my kneecap. [/p][p]I have always stated that I don't run. My knees stopped me playing football and getting to karate black belt (my kicks were rubbish). Golf seemed to be the only sport I could play. [/p][p]But then Lisa joined Redway Runners in MK. After much arm twisting I signed up for MK Parkrun in October 2016 and really enjoyed the 5km run. I took it easy for a while fearing my knees. [/p][p]Me being me and super competitive I couldn't leave it at 5km could I!?!? What could I do in my 50th year?? So I signed up for MK half marathon in March 2017 and omg MK Marathon in May 2017. First half and full I did in 1hr51 and 4hr08 respectively. Considering I pulled my Achilles in the half and that slowed my marathon training I am absolutely over the moon with both times. Very proud of myself.[/p][p]So...... I'm 50 years old, not getting younger and I have always wanted to take part in the London Marathon. I also want to do something for the local community. [/p][p]I have visited MK SNAP. [b]MK Special Needs Advancement Project[/b]. It was a humbling visit. I loved it there. Friendly, supportive, loving and caring. They have a learning centre in Walnut Tree in MK and it is brilliant. Funding is so important. It costs £58 for a learner to attend for 1 day. To be representing the charity and the learners is a real honour for me. I will do my utmost best for them. I want to work with a local charity so I can see the difference I am making.[/p][p]Thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

22 Apr 2018


Milton Keynes Special Needs Advancement Project (MK Snap)

Milton Keynes Special Needs Advancement Project (MK Snap)




Good luck Kevin will be cheering you on just like you did for me! Enjoy it it really is the best day!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Great cause, you’ve got this and I will be there with the RR to cheer you on. X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck at VMLM, go smash it! Thanks for the cycling shoes. Rich.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Steve tunney

Donation from steve Tunney. Thank you steve




From the Curry and Raffle evening on 25th Sept at Ganges Lounge, Fenny Stratford. Thank you everyone that supported the evening. I am very grateful.



Jerry - Trish

Keep up the good work!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Lisa ahepherd

Sold somectrain tickets and donating proceeds to your amazing charity fundraising. Good luck Kev xxxx




Well done, Kevin. Excellent cause and thanks for the shoes!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Gets me to half way. Thank you everyone that has donated so far x x x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Louise Goffin

Best of luck with the marathon.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid