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Kevin Wyber

Kevin Wyber'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, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Jesuit Missions. 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][p]I was a mere lad of 37 when I last put on trainers, shorts and T-shirt - for the 1988 Cambridge Half Marathon. Before that, I had run, jogged and walked, three Scottish Marathons (1985/86/87) in Glasgow, not too far from the back along with the rest of the fun runners. Thirty years later, and almost 3 stones heavier, I've signed up for another go at the 26 miles 385 yards (42,195m) route, this time in London. Maybe a little ambitious, but I see it as a later-in-life challenge as well as, of course, a great opportunity to raise some cash for a worthy charity.[/p][p]Mo Farah may be on the presentation podium while I'm just about at the halfway stage but I'm banking on the facts that I'm currently in good health, have two good legs and a stubborn will to succeed - plus a good supply of fruit pastilles. The paunch will take care of itself.[/p][p]Currently, I'm a volunteer, coordinating and teaching ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) with other volunteer teachers and helpers to around 100 asylum seekers and refugees, on weekday mornings, at St. Aloysius, a city-centre Jesuit Catholic church in Glasgow. Classes started in March 2016 and from an initial 'walk-in' of 4, can now count over 400 asylum seekers and refugees to have come through our doors and into our classes. Some attend regularly for weeks, others for months and some almost since the start; most move on to college to continue their English learning at higher levels.[/p][p]Now, the real message: I am hoping to raise £2000 for the Jesuit Missions, who exist to[b] "support Jesuit works with poor and marginalised people around the world by promoting social justice, building bridges between communities and accompanying those working on the missions.”[/b][/p][p]I believe this is a just and worthy cause. I hope you do too. [/p][p]Whatever you can afford will be gratefully received.[/p][p]Many thanks.[/p][p]Kevin.[/p]

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Event

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018

Charity

Jesuit Missions

Jesuit Missions

Supporters

20-Feb-2018

Anonymous

All the best on the big day, Kevin!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Feb-2018

Anonymous

Da doo run run!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Feb-2018

Jim Callaghan

Go Kevin Go!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

15-Feb-2018

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

15-Feb-2018

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

14-Feb-2018

Anthony Marie Rosie Vid

Good luck will be looking out for you on the telly.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

14-Feb-2018

Anonymous

Good luck, Kevin.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Feb-2018

Anonymous

Go for it, Kevin!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

09-Feb-2018

Anonymous

£50.00

03-Feb-2018

Big Mick

Orrabest Big Man. Gie it Laldie.

£30.00