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Stephen Church

Running for Mencap

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]People with a learning disability face inequalities[/b] in every area of life -[/p][p][gt] in the workplace[/p][p][gt] accessing activities in their local community[/p][p][gt] receiving good quality healthcare[/p][p]MENCAP tackles these issues head-on. It provides support in a way that [b]meets individual needs[/b] and [b]encourages greater independence[/b].[/p][p]They give [b]expert advice[/b] and [b]information[/b] that [b]empowers people and their families[/b].[/p][p]They [b]campaign relentlessly[/b] for changes, bringing greater equality for people with a learning disability.[/p][p][b][u]So - here's the question[/u] -[/b][/p][p][b]Will you support me in the 2020 London Marathon?[/b][/p][p]By doing so, you'll be helping MENCAP to support people with a learning disability to [b]live the life they choose[/b] and [b]do the things they love[/b].[/p][p]I do hope you can contribute. As you see above, I took part in the very first London Marathon in 1981. I didn't quite win - I came in at about half-way down the field of 7,500. I was 25 and weighed 10.5 stone. This time, I'm 64 and weigh a trifle more - so there's work to be done![/p][p]Next year, it's the 40th. This time around, the heart is just as willing. The legs less so. However, training is going really well. So, fingers crossed and let's crack on![/p][p]Please support MENCAP - It's a great charity. [b]Every pound[/b] you give will make [b]every step[/b] of those long, cold, winter slogs worthwhile.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Steve Church[/p]

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Feb 20, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Feb 14, 2020

Brixworth Wills

Good luck and well done on running for such a great cause


Feb 14, 2020

Andy Sarson

Good luck Stephen ... hope you smash your target!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 13, 2020

Clare Dalziel

Good luck Stephen.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 13, 2020

Sarah Turnham

Good Luck :)

Feb 13, 2020

Cindy H

Good luck with the marathon, such a great cause too! Cindy H

Feb 13, 2020

Jodie Commercial

Best of luck Stephen!

Feb 13, 2020

Rhodri Griffiths

Good luck!!!! Enjoy it

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 13, 2020

Lorraine Romain

Good Luck

Feb 13, 2020


Steve Thank you so much for taking time today to speak to the group and what you are doing is truly amazing. Good luck with the training and I will look out for you on the morning of the London Marathon. Sam

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid