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Sarah Shimmin Gilbert

Running the London Marathon for Mencap

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I’m not a runner, I have never done a race. But for such an important cause and with so much support, generosity and motivation from so many people... I will make it to the end! [/p][p]I will run with passion, with spirit and in the knowledge that every penny I raise will go towards improving the lives of people with a learning disability today and in the future.[/p][p]People with a learning disability face inequalities in every area of life. Almost 1 in 3 young people with a learning disability spend less than 1 hour outside their home on a typical Saturday. And on average, 3 people with a learning disability die avoidably - every single day - due to lack of access to good quality healthcare.[/p][p]People with a learning disability face barriers to finding a job, accessing activities in their community and receiving good quality healthcare. Mencap tackles these issues head on.[/p][p]We provide essential personal support, offer a range sports, educational, employment and recreational activities. We run an amazing children's centre, give expert advice and information that empowers people and their families. And we campaign relentlessly for changes that bring greater equality for people with a learning disability.[/p][p]There’s a picture of some of my awesome colleagues in the page header![/p][p]By supporting me, you are supporting Team Mencap and being part of something truly amazing. Anything you can pledge will be hugely appreciated.[/p][p]I hope to smash my fundraising target and through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mencap. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation.[/p][p]I really do appreciate your support and any donations you are able to spare.[/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]Sarah :) [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Feb 14, 2020


Congratulations from Virgin Money Giving


Jan 26, 2020


Best of luck!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jan 21, 2020


Donation for Madonna raffle


Jan 21, 2020


You'll be brilliant! Love from teachers in 3CB

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 21, 2020

Alison McDowall

Alison McDowall Madonna Good luck Sarah!

Jan 20, 2020

Chris Chalkley


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2020

Tracey R

I wish you much luck ! The spirit of the event will help to get you there! :-)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2020

Helen Buxton



Jan 20, 2020


Donation for Harry Roche's Madonna raffle ticket


Jan 20, 2020


Offline donations for raffle!