Maria Brooks

Maria Brooks

Virtual London Marathon 2021


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]I have decided to run the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021![/b][/p][p][b]I have never been a runner, up until May 2020! Then a few things occurred in my life, one of which was redundancy from my job, so to fill in the time, I started doing a 10 minute jog, which increased to 20 and then to 40. [/b] [/p][p][b]Then my long term friend and kayaker, Sonja, mentioned that Headway Surrey had London Marathon places. Well, with a bit of persuasion from other long term friends and kayakers Sarah, Lesley and Jacqui, I decided to do it. I am determined to complete this challenge and help others.[/b] [/p][p] [/p][p]Sonja has told me over the years about the work that Headway Surrey does. It is a local charity based in Guildford that supports people from all over Surrey. These people are adults who suddenly experience an acquired brain injury. [i] [/i]And it could be me or you! For example, carrying too much laundry and falling down the stairs, others falling off ladders, or even just slipping on the ice. Some are injured from road traffic incidents, sporting injuries, work accidents, trips, falls or assault and others have a stroke, heart attack, hypoxia (lack of oxygen during surgery or drowning), encephalitis, Covid19, meningitis, brain tumour or aneurysm and many other things, the list is endless. Even Post Concussion syndrome is a type of brain injury and Long Covid. [/p][p]After a brain injury, the brain cannot do the things it used to. Her team work with people to re-learn and re-develop new neural pathways in the brain and use skills and strategies to lead a normal life. The ultimate aim is to get people back into work or volunteering, to give them an enjoyable purpose and help their families. [/p][p][b]Please sponsor me to raise £500 for this fantastic local charity and make a big difference to people around Surrey. [/b][/p]


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Oct 1, 2021


Good luck Maria. You're amazing for even contemplating doing the Marathon let alone doing it.

Oct 1, 2021

Gillian simpson-hodson


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2021

Nicki & Neil

You've worked so hard to achieve your goal. Best of luck on the day . All our love and support, The Olivers


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2021


Good Luck Maria. You can do it


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 19, 2021

Jean Screeton Hay

Well done Maria - Jean Screeton-Hay, Susan Hare’s sister 😃


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 19, 2021

Susan Hare

Bet foot forward - proud of you Mucshi . Susan x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2021

Lesley Ramsey

SO proud of you Maria.


Jun 12, 2021


Good luck, Maria!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2021


Go Maria! You will be amazing. Hope you enjoy it!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2021


Hi Maria. Well done for participating. Very proud of you. All the best for when you do your run. Xx from Sandy with love.


plus £2.61 Gift Aid

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