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Jude Davies

Reading Half Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is something I categorically never imagined I'd find myself writing... can you sponsor me, for a real life, rather challenging proper sporting endeavour - the Reading Half Marathon, which due to the Coronavirus has been postponed to November 1st (so essentially I'll have trained for it twice).[/p][p]Whilst I know your timelines will be full of hardy souls running twice as far as me a couple of weeks later, I need to convey how hard I find running, how unpleasant I think the training is, how knackered my poor old knees are, and what an enormous personal undertaking it is. I need to make the torment of training worth it, which is where you come in.[/p][p]Since July I've been working for Home-Start Reading, a small charity that supports young families at times of crisis. In recent years we have seen many families struggle to cope with mental ill-health and physical disability, bereavement, broken family relationships, domestic abuse, poor housing and poverty. We see parents who are overwhelmed by their difficulties, frequently feeling isolated and lacking the self-confidence and strategies to break the cycle and give their little children the time and care that will ensure they have the best possible start in life.[/p][p]With two small children of my own, I'm aware how demanding raising them can be at times, even without the added stresses many of our supported families are coping with. At Home-Start Reading we rely on grants and private donations to continue to operate, and in the process of encouraging others to raise funds by running the Reading Half I decided I probably shouldn't ask others to do something I wouldn't do myself.[/p][p]Anything you can spare will go towards making a difference to the lives of young local families, and will make the grim reality of physio, hill sprints, and running round (and round) Reading worth it.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Mar 14, 2020

Ron and Di

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 12, 2020


You’ll rock it JuJu! Then you can come do Bedford half with me in September xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2020

Kate Dryburgh

Go J !!! 💪😘

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2020


Go for it Jude!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 26, 2020

Andrew Gallagher

Good luck! Andrew @HS-Slough

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020

Dee & Jeremy

Good luck Jude!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 1, 2020

The peppers

Good work Jude! You can’t do it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 1, 2020


Good luck Jude xx


Feb 1, 2020

The Jones Family Hartley Wintney

Well done!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 29, 2020

The Delos

Well done Jude - hope your knees hold out!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid