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Robert Blake

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My story

[p]Thanks for visiting my page. As you know I am running the London Marathon 2019 for Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT), a charity that means a lot to me as a dyslexic person. [/p][p][b][u]24-hour Treadmill Challenge – Sunday 24[/u][/b][b][u]th[/u][/b][b][u] February 2019 [/u][/b][/p][p]As a part of the journey to the London Marathon and a way to raise money for the charity I have organised a 24-hour Treadmill Challenge. The challenge that will be undertaken is for a team of 4 to run constantly for 24 hours by taking it in turns for one-hour periods, with each member of the team completing 6 hours in total over the challenge. [/p][p]Joining the team is the amazing [b]Ted Roe[/b], [b]Charlie Upton[/b] and [b]Nat George[/b] (a fellow dyslexic officer). I am extremely grateful to them for agreeing to take part in this challenge and helping raise money for this great charity. Any donations to show your support for them would be gratefully received![/p][p][br][/p][p][b]My Story [/b][/p][p]I have spent my life being told that I would not be able to achieve due to being dyslexic. Teachers told me that I would be a nobody as I was stupid, so I often skipped school leading to me leaving school with no qualifications. [/p][p]I decided I wanted to join the army but was told I would not be able to achieve this. But it was in the army that I discovered that I had dyslexia and wasn't stupid as I had been told so often at school. I stayed in the army for six years and served in Afghanistan and Iraq.[/p][p]I left the army to become a police officer and again was told I would not pass the assessment to enter the police force. But I did! All of those people were wrong as I have achieved all of the above and more, even getting a little foundation degree in there as well. Since then I have sat and passed exams that required hours of study and have been determined and happy to prove people wrong! [/p][p]I have not been able to do this without the support from family and friends and having a better understanding of my dyslexia. DRT work as a charity to research the condition so we have a better understanding that can help to support children and adults with dyslexia so they can achieve in life. [/p][p]Anything you can give to help this charity would be great and will help on the long runs in the winter months in preparation for a challenge of a different kind![/p]
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17-Jan-2019

Julia Vince

Good Luck Blakey :-)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

12-Jan-2019

Chris Hughes

Good luck Rob

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

11-Jan-2019

Kelly Higginbottom

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

11-Jan-2019

Jem HUMPS

Good Luck BLAKEY!!! Run like the winddddd! x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

11-Jan-2019

Luke Woodward

I don't really like you that much but it's a good cause

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09-Jan-2019

teresa hardley

£10.00

09-Jan-2019

Simon Pope

Good Luck Blakey.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

08-Jan-2019

Jo Hassan

Well done, my daughter has dyslexia and struggles terribly so a very worthy cause, good on you x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

08-Jan-2019

Carl Blake

What a great cause, best of luck cousin!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

08-Jan-2019

Sarah

I will read this story to my very Dyslexic 7 year old son who has given up trying, good luck

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