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Andre Masters

THE LONDON MARATHON 2018 - Andre Masters

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hello, thank you for visiting my sponsorship page.[/p][p]My name is André Masters, I'm a 45-year-old artist living and working in Maidstone, Kent and this year, I decided to apply for 'The 2018 London Marathon' on behalf of 'The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association'.[/p][p]Now, to be clear . . . I'm not a runner, I don't belong to a club and jogging to the shops might be all I have been capable of in the past, so why run the Marathon?[/p][p]2018 will mark a very special 20 year Anniversary. Since 1998 I have been working on my own project called 'The Endangered Species Collection' where I began making learning aid tools for visually impaired people, working in conjunction with Chessington World of Adventures, Woburn Safari Park, the WWF and recently, Maidstone Museum. My aim is to raise awareness (and sponsorship money) for the Guide Dogs and the essential work they provide for everyone with sight loss.[/p][p]More information regarding the animal casts I have made into casts for learning tools, education centres and museum collections can be viewed here in my online portfolio: http://andremasters.co.uk/page19.htm OR https://www.rockabelly.co.uk/animal-casting-gallery[/p][p]I have pledged to raise [b]£2,000.00[/b] as a minimum requirement, however, I will do everything I can to raise as much as I can by promoting the 'Guide Dogs' and (fingers crossed) raise much more than that initial figure. We all love dogs (who doesn't right!?) plus it's an amazing opportunity to help the blind community AND I'll need to train all throughout the cold winter months before I 'run Forrest RUN' the Marathon so, you know . . . I'm gonna need all the help I can get! :)[/p][p]Every donation counts . . . thank you. X[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]QUICK UPDATE:[/b] On Sunday 25th February, as part of my training I ran my first 'official' HALF MARATHON in Malta! I was invited to run with 'The Portsmouth Jogger's Club' and it was an amazing experience. The weather was roughly 12 degrees hotter than I'm used to running in but I managed to set new PB's for 10K, 15K, 10 miles, 20K and the 13.1 miles half marathon distance in a time of [b]2:08:07[/b] (official chip time) and 2:07:24 on my watch/fitness tracker.[/p][p]On Sunday 11th March, with SIX weeks to go I ran my furthest distance of [b]38K[/b] or [b]23.6 miles[/b] in a time of [b]4:31:16[/b] which is roughly my long distance pace of 11 minutes per mile.[/p][p]Now, with less than FIVE weeks to go . . . it's getting VERY exciting! HUGE thank you to everyone who has made a donation so far and PLEASE share this page with your friends and help raise much needed funds for such an AMAZING charity, thank you. X[/p][p][br][/p]

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2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018


Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs



Lucy Barnes

Good Luck From all at Izlou xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Trisha Wood

Well done for all your hard training and for such a great cause xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Madame Tweezlepants the 3rd

From the phantom person with number OCD who has to round things up to the nearest 0 in case something bad happens if she doesn't.

£4.97 plus £1.24 Gift Aid



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



£5.03 plus £1.26 Gift Aid


Coralie Allaway

From one Marathon runner to another, good luck and enjoy the day!




£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Andrea Lewis

From one London Marathon runner to another! Good luck Andre - I'm sure you'll do brilliantly and such a fantastic cause too xx



Sam Richardson

You’ll be amazing Andre. All the very best of luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Scary Tee

You better get all the way round or I'll kick your ass xxx