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Susan Leese

Susan Leese's Marathon page

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My story

<p>Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Makomborero.&nbsp; Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p> <p><strong>About me!</strong></p> <p>I have been running for a few years and always swore I'd never run a marathon.&nbsp; In a moment of madness, I agreed to bite the bullet and enter the London Marathon.&nbsp; My weeks now consist of early nights and rationed supplies of wine - along with at least 30 miles of running!</p> <p><strong>About Makomborero</strong></p> <p>Makomborero is a UK based Charity that helps to relieve poverty through education in Zimbabwe. Makomborero means "blessings" in the local Zimbabwean language, Shona.</p> <p><span>They run<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a </span>bo<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>rding school with </span><a href="http://www.makomborero.info/2011_students.html"><span>15<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> A</span>-level students</span></a><span>. They provide high qu<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>lity<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> A</span>-level Science educ<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>tion for these students,<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a </span>home to live in<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>nd<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>ll the resources they require to m<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>ke their study life<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>s e<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>sy<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>s possible. These students were recruited from the surrounding townships of H<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>r<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>re<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>nd e<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>ch of them h<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>s<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>n incredibly inspiring story of how they fought<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>g<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>inst tremendous odds to get through their GCSEs<span id="dtx-highlighting-item"> a</span>nd come out with outst<span id="dtx-highlighting-item">a</span>nding results.</span></p>

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May 15, 2012

Zola Budd

Go girlie!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2012


Well done Susan, that was a fantastic marathon debut. I take it you've applied for VLM 2013?!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2012

Janet and Peter

Well done. Rather you than me!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2012

Sandy Sexton

Well done Susan! Tremendous effort! Xx

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2012

Sue and Robin

Susan Congratulations on your great achievment in running the marathon. We were delighted to celebrate with you both on Sunday.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2012

Helen Benns

Well done xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2012

Dan Gleeballs

Well done Susan, are you going to turn into a philanthropist now. We'll watch out for you, give a nice wave a tower bridge. Have a good day. Enjoy. lov DG, A&J

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2012

Jane Wilkey

Best of luck in your first ever marathon, Susan, with lots of love from Jane.


Apr 17, 2012

Margaret & Colin

Good luck - we'll be thinking of you

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2012

Rob Shephard

Good luck! I'm really impressed you are even trying this!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid