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Naomi Bennett

200th marathon at the 2019 London marathon

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]Hey! [/p][p]Thank you checking out my fundraising page. I'm running my 10th London Marathon on 28/4/2019. It will also be my 200th marathon and possibly my 52 in 52 (52 marathons in 52 weeks), - 3 reasons to use this as a fund raiser![/p][p]I'm raising for Cherry Tree Nursery. Its a local charity - and its no ordinary nursery! A lot of you reading this will have been lucky enough never to have experienced any type of mental health problems - and like me have little or no knowledge of the issues people suffering these conditions face. But these are very real and debilitating conditions - did you know that research shows that in any one year one in four adults will experience a mental health problem? Thats massive isn't it - 25% - just because you cant see it........[/p][p]Many people with mental illness want to work and be productive but they cant cope with the pressures of a standard job and the work environment. Cherry Tree offers adults with severe and enduring mental illness the chance to work in a realistic, supportive and non pressurised environment. Workers are known as "Volunteers". SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities Project) aims to use the therapeutic nature of horticulture to restore self esteem and confidence thereby aiding recovery and rehabilitation.[/p][p]SWOP's first project was Cherry Tree Nursery and was started with 4 volunteers in 1990. They now have 120 Volunteers. They are helping a lot of people but theres so many more needing help. Cherry Tree also provide courses (basic and accredited - literacy, numeracy, IT, Horticulture), Volunteers have days out, parties, activities - this is how I got involved with them - I held a basic beginners running course for any who wanted to attend last year - we had fun - we laughed - we ran ( a bit or a lot - no pressure) - now one of their volunteers has completed her own Run Leaders Course and they carry on running![/p][p]Help them send more people on courses, take on more volunteers, teach some to improve their reading and writing, make people feel useful and included in society. 25% - its a big number isn't it?[/p][p]Registered Charity number 900325. FB page and website if you need to know more. Thank you. xx[/p]

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Jun 8, 2019

Roger Bennett

From Dad in memory of Mum xx

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

May 20, 2019

Gemma Mawer

This is for a table at the quiz night on 1st June


May 13, 2019


Fantastic achievement and fundraising effort. You are an inspiration xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jezz n Jayne

Amazing lady

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

AnnaLisa De Luca

Congratulations Naomi on running your 200th marathon. In bocca lupo. (Italian, ask Paolo) When I saw that you were running for Cherry Tree Nurseries & I realised what they do I felt inspired to donate. It is a very local charity that does sterling work

Apr 28, 2019

David Bennett

Thanks for yesterday's catch-up and telling me about Cherry Tree Nursery. Here's a little bit of help.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Jonathan Godfrey

Good luck for your 200th on Sunday. Hopefully catch up with you again at Giants Head :-)

Apr 9, 2019

Maria Scholes

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2019


Good luck (not that you need it!) and its fab you raising so much for charity. Love Max (yiur namesake!) x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid