Team Poppy


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Team story

[p][b]Why are we running the Leeds Half Marathon?[/b][/p][p]We are running in memory of our beloved friend and colleague [b]Poppy Devey Waterhouse[/b], who was tragically taken from us in December last year. Poppy was a wonderfully bright and joyful person, with an adventurous spirit, always keen to visit new places, meet new people, and experience new things. An exceptionally kind and caring person, Poppy gave much of her own time to give something back, including helping to form a Volunteering and Fundraising committee at work, and we hope to continue in her honour by coming together and raising money for charity. [/p][p]The idea to run actually began with Poppy; she had decided that 2019 would be the year that, amongst other new experiences and challenges, she would complete her first half marathon, in aid of charity. In turn, as was her nature, she was determined to bring some of her many friends along for the ride. Her infectious energy, and determination to never accept ‘no’ as an answer, meant she had already convinced a few of us, and was hard at work towards coaxing others. As a result 9 of us from William Hill have signed up, together with Poppy’s younger brother, Zeb, and father, Rupert. This challenge will be a first for most of us, and until recently some of us hadn’t run a single mile in over 10 years, let alone 13 miles, but it is a challenge that we are determined to see through. Our inspiration is someone that brought out the best in all of us, forever encouraging us to do something out of our comfort zone, and motivating us to be better versions of ourselves.[/p][p]We have chosen two wonderful local charities to help raise money for, both of which were central to the work that Poppy began, so please help us in any way that you can – share, donate, volunteer, or simply wish us well :) [/p][p]Finally, we want to encourage anyone that visits this page to try to embrace all of the joys of life as much as possible, just as Poppy did each and every day - challenge yourselves, experience the world, meet new people, help others, and most importantly, smile.[/p][p]Many thanks[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Martin House[/b][/p][p]To help children and young people with a life-limiting condition, along with their families, to live well and fully, offering the best possible end of life care and support to the family in bereavement.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]St. Gemma’s Hospice[/b][/p][p]A Leeds-based charity providing expert care and support for local people with terminal illnesses. We offer specialist medical and nursing care to thousands of local people each year and offer invaluable support to their families and friends.[/p]
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Jun 13, 2019

Mike Jackson

£2 for every mile!


May 28, 2019

Charlie Holt

This donation is for the wonderful knitting skills of Angela Norton. Such a talent! Thanks, Charlie & Sarah xxx


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019

Philip Way

Very best of luck with the run. Great causes and a great tribute in the face of your loss.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019

John Bassett

A big thank-you to everyone involved. From those completing their own unique challenges, to very crucially our supporters - at home, at the race, everywhere. It's an honour to be part of Team Poppy.


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019



plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019

Adam Coleman


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Sarah Holt

Well done for yesterday everyone, a fantastic achievement for a great cause x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Dan Cockerill

Absolutely phenomenal efforts from everyone involved! Runners, supporters, egg-crafters, waxees, vegans, shirt-wearers, and donors, alike. You’re all beautiful people, I think we’ve done Poppy so proud, and we’ll continue to do so! Team Poppy!! x


plus £37.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Iain & Roz


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Dom Scott

Fantastic work by everyone involved yesterday - it was a great occasion, it was an honor to be a part of it!!


plus £35.00 Gift Aid

Team Poppy - Dan Cockerill

Team Poppy - Dan Cockerill

Charlie Holt

Charlie Holt

Lewis Ballantine

Lewis Ballantine

Liam Mosley

Liam Mosley

Dominic Scott

Dominic Scott

John Bassett

John Bassett

Antonio Maldonado Ostios

Antonio Maldonado Ostios

Gustav Ljungqvist

Gustav Ljungqvist

James Smith

James Smith

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