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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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Nov 29, 2019

Jon Bellis

A worthy cause. Good luck with training and with the race itself. I expect to see a silly hat at the very least but ideally a Rhino outfit, full suit of armour or similar.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 28, 2019

Kate Sroka


Nov 27, 2019


Go for it Stephen!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2019

Roy Martyniak

Good luck Steve


Nov 21, 2019

Jean Tudor

Well done Steve! Running for a great cause x


Nov 21, 2019

Gemma and Little Sue

Go Mr C, we love you!xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 20, 2019

Carly Baraclough

All the very best of luck Stephen for a very worth cause! I look forward to seeing "Then & Now" pictures. From Carly and Jim Baraclough

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 19, 2019


I'll be running beside you - even beyond Blackfriars. Enjoy the day and aim for less than double Kipchoge's recent time.


Nov 19, 2019


Good luck Jackie

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 19, 2019

Alison L

I am impressed that you have even considered doing this. A great cause .

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid