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Maria Kinsella

The 2.6 Challenge

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]Completed my final 5km yesterday morning and have just about recovered. Thank you for all your support, it really has made a huge difference to me. It's also been great fun watching the sponsorship level go up each day thanks to all your donations. [/p][p]Please follow Home-Start Wandsworth on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see how we spend your generous donations and the difference we are able to make to many vulnerable families in our Borough.[/p][p]THANK YOU again, lots of love, Maria x[/p][p][br][/p][p]Halfway Hurrah!! This morning I completed my thirteenth 5km run - only another 13 to go![/p][p]Huge, massive thanks for all your sponsorship , support and advice from the sofa! [/p][p]With fundraising events being cancelled and longer term grant funding at risk, one of our biggest challenges is securing the income to continue supporting families in need during the pandemic and the future. All your ££ss are vital in helping us to do that, thank you![/p][p][br][/p][p]At Home-Start Wandsworth, supporting struggling families is what we do all the time not just in a crisis. However, Covid-19 has created more difficulties for our families and more families with difficulties, the work we do has never been more important.[/p][p]Through our unique home-visiting and group activities, we provide non-judgmental, emotional and practical support to vulnerable families. We work with families who may be particularly struggling with isolation, poor mental health, financial or housing worries, post natal depression and a host of other issues. We have worked hard to adapt to our new lock down environment, maintaining our support to families through telephone and digital platforms and we will continue that support for them and to others. As we come out of this crisis we will be a key player in bringing families and communities together again. [/p][p]I am going to run 5 km per day for 26 days and would love it if you could sponsor me. Together, let's raise lots of money to help secure the income needed to fund this vital work, so that Home-Start Wandsworth can work with families to give young children the opportunity for the best possible start in life.[/p][p]Thank you[/p][p]www.homestartwandsworth.org.uk[/p]

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May 24, 2020


Wow! Well done Maria!

May 23, 2020


Yayyyy!! Well done!! xxx


May 23, 2020

Barry and Marcia

Well done Maria. Look forward to sponsoring for the marathon next year?

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Le Grices

Brilliant. Well done. The Le Grices

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Sheila Whit

Well done Maria! Love, Sheila x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020


Well done Maria!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Richard and Melissa

Well done Maria!!

May 22, 2020

The Bonnefous

You are AMAZING!!! I've been following you from my desk with the result that I feel guilty enough to give you £1 for every one of those 130km!!!! Fantastic result. Much love from us all xx

£130.00 plus £32.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

The Strubs

Fantastic - well done! Love from us all xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Heather McColm

Well done Maria! Amazing!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid