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Laura Baldwin

Laura Baldwin's fundraising page

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]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the muscular dystrophy campaign. 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 started running after my daughter was born in 2011, mainly as a way to get fit and lose some baby weight.[/p][p]I was bumbling along quite nicely until my lovely sister-in-law (and talented runner) challenged me to a 10k.[/p][p]I didn't achieve anything amazing in this first race but it did change my motivation to run to one of joy and immense satisfaction. Since then I take training and general fitness much more seriously. I love to cycle, I do Pilates twice a week and a high intensity interval class called meta fit as well as running most days.[/p][p]I have many a race under my  belt including some I'm really proud of such as the Reigate half marathon which I ran last year with my best running buddy in a time of 1:47.[/p][p]Unfortunately in December last year I was diagnosed with late on-set fascioscapulohumeral (FSH) muscular dystrophy. It is a slow progressing muscle wasting condition and there is a 50% chance I have passed it on to my children.[/p][p]The good news is that there is a treatment on the horizon being trialled this year.[/p][p]The other good news is that I have never been fitter and am using my diagnosis as an excuse to do things I might otherwise only have talked about doing! [/p][p]After saying for years I would never be interested in running a marathon I am now thrilled to be doing so.[/p][p]so..... It was a no brainier when I decided to do it that I would do it  for muscular dystrophy.[/p][p]Enough of the jibber jabber, thank you for you support and donation I know it will be put to good use. [/p][p]Laura [/p][p][/p]

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Nov 12, 2015


Well done (Sorry for late donation)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2015


Congratulations. Well done. Hope you have now recovered fully


Oct 18, 2015



Oct 18, 2015

Nicky Leitch

Well done, a magnificent achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2015

Toni (Pilates)

Laura, such a great cause and very personal. I'm sure you did a great time

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2015


Great achievement. Well done you

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2015

Andy & Dee

Congrats again on your amazing achievement xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2015

Alf n Lorn

Well done darling.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2015

Ant Yv

So proud of my amazing niece!

Oct 4, 2015

Kathryn, Nigel, Amy and Sam

Good luck Laura xx