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Matt Shelton

NYC Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I'm not a natural distance runner and I can't say that years of being in the Army has been kind to my knees and ankles, however, this year I'm getting off my backside and doing my bit... I have 4 half marathons and a 20 miler booked to date. They are all training runs for the NYC marathon.[/p][p]I'm running for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund - A charity in memory of Nicola, a Greater Manchester Police Officer, who, along with her friend and colleague Fiona, was murdered in the line of duty.[/p][p]I was fortunate enough to meet her father Bryn last year when he was a guest speaker on a course I attended. [/p][p]Bryn has taken the greatest tragedy a father can face and somehow managed to create something positive. In short, he is an inspiration. [/p][p]This year, me, Bryn and nearly 80 other people, mostly police officers, prison officers and police staff will be heading out to New York to raise money for children and young people who have lost a family member through violent crime; aiming to give them a strong start to life through educational grants, like paying for university fees, college courses etc.[/p][p]I'm footing the bill for the travel and race, and even though we have the opportunity to claim back a part of what we raise to offset the cost, I won't be doing that. 100% of what I raise will go to the charity.[/p][p]I've never really been one for asking for money, or to be honest, charity work - this stands as testimony to how much I believe in this cause.[/p][p]If you can, please help us all along and don't forget to share.[/p]

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Nov 3, 2019


Nov 1, 2019

Jase and Cara

Good luck mate! Jase & Cara 😊

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2019


Good luck Bud! Enjoy it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2019


Have fun mate, looking forward to the post run photos of you in a bit of pain but for a great cause!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019


Perfect running conditions - enjoy it and good luck!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019

Luke Turner

All the best Matt.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019


Good luck mate, just a reminder you also need to do your AFT for this year.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019

Bob Welch

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2019


Good luck, you've got this matt go out there smash it but most off all enjoy the experience...as much as you can x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2019


Good luck Matt, what an amazing thing to do.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid