Paul Berwin

Paul Berwin

London Marathon 2021

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In 1981, as a callow 24-year-old, I was one of the 7500 who lined up to start the first London Marathon, which I competed on a rainy March day in 3 hours 24 minutes. All being well (and if I can dodge injuries in particular, which has been a big “if” this year), 40 years, two other “Londons” and three other marathons later, I’ll be back on 3 October this year; almost certainly the last marathon I’ll attempt, though I’ll be hoping to keep on running. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I was successful in getting a ballot place, but as in 1981 when such a thing was a bit of a novelty, I am hoping to raise significant sums for two charities I have chosen. Neither are big national charities – both are very much community charities, whose income has taken a real hit in the last year or so, but the call for whose services has by no means diminished. [/p][p][br][/p][p]These are:[/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://www.henshaws.org.uk/welcome-to-henshaws-specialist-college/]Henshaws College[/url], a specialist college in Berwins solicitors’ home town of Harrogate, which supports young people with sight loss and a range of other disabilities and special educational needs in ways which are truly inspiring and extraordinary. This is Berwins’ chosen charity for the year, and one we feel very privileged to be able to support. [/p][p][url=https://ljwb.co.uk/]Leeds Jewish Welfare Board[/url] - whose by-line of “Positively Changing Lives” embraces within it a vast range of services for the many disadvantaged in the Leeds Jewish community, which is very close to me. In the last year they have seen a massive increase in the need for the work they do to reduce social isolation and loneliness, support those with mental health issues and provide a safety net when there is nowhere else for people to turn. Supporting LJWB has been something of a lifetime thing for me – they were the charity I raised funds for in 1981.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I would be really grateful if you could dig deep to support these charities[/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

03 Oct 2021

Supporters


Oct 5, 2021

Anonymous

Well done! So proud of you

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Janine Brosgill

Congratulations and well done!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Amanda and Keith

Fantastic well done Paul

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Mel Turland

Well done Eve's dad! amazing achievement and brilliant causes!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Eve Hawkins

Well done Paul ! A great achievement.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Danielle Saunders

Well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Mikayla and Richard

Well done Paul - amazing achievement.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Angela and Charlie

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 1, 2021

Veronique Marot

Welcome to a fellow 1981 LM runner and good luck. I don't think my legs would carry me this far nowadays - except possibly by walking the course.

£10.48

plus £2.62 Gift Aid


Oct 1, 2021

Andrew Clay

Good luck Paul.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Back to Top