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Robert Blake


Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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]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][p][br][/p][p][b][u]24-hour Treadmill Challenge – Sunday 24th 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]
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May 1, 2019

Gran and Grandad Parish

£52.00 plus £13.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Jayne White

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Well done Rob best wishes from Steve & Barb Burgess XXXX

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

DD, Mandy, Harry and the springer gang

Well done you smashed it.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Lauren Barnard

Well done matey! You smashed it. We are all so proud of you . Lauren x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Joshy Bear


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Good luck Rob - really admire you and all those running today! Also well done to you for proving that dyslexia doesn’t mean you have to be a non achiever

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Bit late like but best of luck anyway! 👣

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Sal and Phil Ellson

Too slow, drop and give me 20 lol

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid