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The Food Chain Team takes on Hackney Half!

5 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[div=text-align: center;][b][/b][p][b]Charlie, Fran, Siobhán and Food Chain volunteers Ben, Colin and Matt are running the Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon on 8 May to feed the fight against HIV.[/b][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt]Funding cuts and tightening of budgets at The Food Chain - and indeed at various other organisations throughout the HIV sector - have prompted some of our staff to lace up, get fit, and rack up the miles outside of office hours, in the hope of inspiring some vital donations. [lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] We are biased, of course, but we can't stress enough how significant the work of The Food Chain is. Over 1000 people a year access our nutrition support services and for some, our intervention can be life-saving. [lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] Running in the cold and sacrificing weekend lie-ins for training sessions are some of the challenges / first-world problems which face our team in the coming weeks. [lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt] The prospect of covering 13.1 miles on race day doesn't sit too pretty either, so we've set up this page in the hope you can donate what you can to really spur us on.[/p] [lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt]Do come to Hackney Marshes on the day to cheer us on and give us a shout out via The Food Chain's social media accounts:[/p] [lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt]Facebook: [url=https://www.facebook.com/thefoodchain.org/]facebook.com/thefoodchain.org[/url][/p][lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt]Twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/TheFoodChain]@TheFoodChain[/url][/p][lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt] Instagram: [url=https://www.instagram.com/the_food_chain/]@The_Food_Chain[lt]br /[gt] [/url][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt][b]Matt [/b]is running the Brighton Marathon for The Food Chain on 17 April but will be sporting a Food Chain t-shirt at Hackney to support the cause.[lt]br /[gt] [url=http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Roz_and_Matt]http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Roz_and_Matt[lt]br /[gt] [/url][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: left;"[gt][b]Ben [/b]is collecting sponsorship for this race and the Spartan Super event in Italy. You can sponsor Ben for both endeavours by visiting[lt]br /[gt] [url=http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/benmorley1]http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/benmorley1 [lt]br /[gt] [/url][/p] [hr/] [p][b]Join the movement to protest against cuts to HIV support services.[/b] [b]#stopHIVcuts [url=http://www.stophivcuts.org/]http://www.stophivcuts.org/[/url] [/b][/p][/div]

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Personal Challenge Date

08 May 2016


May 18, 2016


Siobhan - sorry it's a bit late but well done!!


May 9, 2016

Julie Gallagher

Great effort guys!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 9, 2016

Jo Varnavas

Colin, well done!


May 9, 2016


Well done Colin proud of you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2016


Amazingly well done all of you!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 8, 2016

Jo kiernan

Go Colin! Am sure it's a breeze compared to Barry's!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 8, 2016


Best of luck Colin!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 8, 2016


Better late than never I hope! Enjoy the race.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 8, 2016


Good luck colin

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 7, 2016

Liz, Matt & Elouise

Best of luck Colin & team. Hope the weather's not too hot!


Charlie Belbin

Charlie Belbin

ben morley

ben morley

Colin O'Connor

Colin O'Connor

Matt Wills

Matt Wills

Francesca Hodge

Francesca Hodge