Louise Astill

Louise Astill

London Marathon 2021

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On [b]3rd October 2021[/b], I will be taking on the biggest challenge of my life to date…running the [b]LONDON MARATHON[/b]! For those of you who don’t know it is a 26.2 mile feat around the streets of London, totalling a whopping 55,000 steps or the equivalent of running from Reading to Oxford![/p][p]Over the next 5 and a bit months, I will be swapping my slippers for some running trainers and racking up the miles to help raise money for the charity, [b]Cerebra![/b][/p][p]Cerebra are an incredible charity dedicated to helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together. They work closely with families to provide the best research-driven, high-quality health, legal, financial and social care advice for children from aged 0 to 16 with brain conditions.[/p][p]For many of us, living with a brain condition is unimaginable. Through my work in clinical negligence, I understand some of the challenges and pressures that living with a brain injury can bring. The best part of my job is knowing that we are making a real difference to these children and their families, who face many hurdles, making everyday things we all take for granted, a real challenge. This is something that I know Cerebra are equally passionate about and this is why I am helping to raise money for their cause. [/p][p]In the UK around half a million children live with a brain condition and for them simply experiencing the work can become almost impossible without the right help. Whether that is in the form of sensory books and toys or a bespoke piece of equipment to help make a child’s life easier, Cerebra aim to provide it. [/p][p]Often the wider impact on family and friends is underappreciated and Cerebra are unique in their focus on supporting families by providing help and guidance through difficult times and educating those around the affected child. [/p][p]I would be hugely grateful for any donation you are able to make to help me raise money for such a great cause! All of your donations will go towards working wonders for children with brain conditions. Below are some examples of the difference your donation can make: [/p][p]· [b]£15[/b] could pay for a book in Cerebra’s library to fire a child's imagination or give a family the information they need.[/p][p]· [b]£30 [/b]could pay for 3D printing material for a ball launcher so a child can play fetch with his dog[b] [/b](see Harry’s Story) [/p][p]· [b]£36[/b] could pay for a test to identify if an expectant mother is at risk of having a premature birth[/p][p]· [b]£50 [/b]could pay for one of Cerebra’s Sleep Practitioners to give a family advice and support to get a good night's sleep[/p][p]· [b]£120[/b] could help Cerebra a build a Swing Harness for a child to join in and have fun swinging with their friends[/p][p]· [b]£180[/b] could pay for a Toolkit Workshop to help families understand their legal entitlements[/p][p]These are but a few of the services Cerebra offer and each donation will make a difference in real terms to the lives of families living with a brain condition. Please visit Cerebra’s website to find out more about the work they do:[i] [/i][url=https://cerebra.org.uk/][i]https://cerebra.org.uk/[/i][/url][/p][p]P.S. if you fancy a day out on Sunday 3rd October, please come and show your support in London, I would love to see your friendly face in the crowd! [/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]Louise x[/p]

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Supporters


Sep 17, 2021

Dominique Smith 1CL

Go Louise! I am sure you will do brilliantly!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Clark

Well done Louise. A great cause

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Laura Johnson 1CL

Wow Louise! A fantastic challenge in aid of a wonderful charity. Enjoy the experience and well done for supporting such a great cause.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Roger Andre 1CL

Louise, In your admirable entry, whether you're a hare or a tortoise or something between, do a Raducanu! Roger Andre 1CL


Sep 17, 2021

Fiona

Go Louise! I know you’ll smash this!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Matt Heap

Good luck Louise!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Charlotte Moore

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 17, 2021

Nick M

Good luck!!!!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2021

Jonathan Phillips

Good luck Louise! You’ll be fab

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2021

Claire Harland-Bevan

Good luck Louise, Claire

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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