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Toby Faber


Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Fifty-two is quite old, I suppose, to be running your first marathon, especially when the 10k I did last in 2016 was the longest formal distance I've run to date. Nevertheless, I've been running for fitness for most of the last decade and it feels like now is the time to try to do some good with it. The prospect of the marathon in April is certainly helping to keep me motivated as I drag myself out of bed for a run before it gets light.[/p][p]I'm raising money for the Book Trade Charity - better known to almost everyone by its slightly archaic name, the Book Trade Benevolent Society (BTBS).[/p][p]Established 1837, BTBS is the book trade’s own welfare charity, offering help to anyone who has worked in the trade (employed, self-employed or freelance) in a range of roles across publishing, distribution and bookselling and who has a problem, whether personal, financial or health related. The Charity offers direct financial assistance to individuals in need through its Grants programme, giving over one hundred and sixty thousand pounds in 2016 and subsidised housing for some forty people at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire and thirty people at Whetstone in London. It has recently launched new initiatives to support young people entering the trade and undertaking internships. BTBS helps around 200 people a year, in circumstances which include disability, long-term illness, redundancy, debt including rent arrears, poverty, carer situations. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations - all eligible for gift aid, of course.[/p]

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2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018


The Book Trade Charity

The Book Trade Charity



Sue and Mike Harris

Very impressive! All of your Heath running will pay off - enjoy the marathon.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Et tu Toby?

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid


Tom and Eleanor

Go Toby!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Run, Toby, Run!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck! Hope the weather is kind.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Best of luck, Toby - from Mike and Sue

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Impressed. Quite an achievement under any circumstances, especially at our age.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



In piam memoriam of the Bookrest sponsored walks. Much more civilised.




Go, Toby!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Toby!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid