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Brian Crowther

Brian for Carers Lewisham - London marathon

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

My story

[p]Done it!!! On a record hot day in London I managed get round the beautiful marathon course in a time of 3hrs 24mins and 56secs. I had hoped for sub 3:30 so was totally chuffed in the conditions to achieve this time. Training was pretty grueling due to the miserable winter we experienced, but the cause of Carers Lewisham was motivation in itself to keep on pushing. [/p][p]The crowds on the day were inspirational and central to my commitment to keep on running! I've never witnessed this generosity of spirit across in such abundance. [/p][p]Legs are tight and sore, but I am over the moon with how the fundraising has gone. A MASSIVE thanks to all for your support so far. [/p][p][br][/p][p]n 55 days time, I am getting off my bike, and instead I’m going to be chasing Sir Mo on foot around London (and probably lots of other people!) for Carers Lewisham. I need you to get involved - not by joining me (though if you like you can) but by sponsoring me. Here is a little bit to explain who and running for and what your money will go towards... [/p][p]Carers Lewisham is a registered charity with a mission to provide advice, info and support for unpaid carers and raise public and professional awareness of their needs. 60% of us will be a carer at some point in our lives. A carer is anyone aged 5 upwards who provides unpaid care to family or friends who could not manage without their help due to mental or physical illness or disability. [/p][p]Carers Lewisham provides a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, time out from caring activities such as relaxation days and well-being sessions; coping strategies, specialist support for parent carers, male carers, female carers, young carers, carers of people with dementia, carers of people with mental health problems, older carers and carers who are caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life. [/p][p]In Lewisham there are over 24,500 carers and they currently support over 6000 carers, 500 of whom are children. [/p][p]And some tough facts..[/p][p]· 68.8% of older carers say that being a carer has an adverse effect on their mental health [/p][p]· 20% of carers give up employment to care. [/p][p]· 53% of carers have borrowed money as a result of their caring role (61% have borrowed from a friend or relative and 41% have used overdrafts).[/p][p]· 60% have used all of their savings to cover the costs of caring.[/p][p]· 23% have either re-mortgaged their home or downsized to a smaller property. [/p][p]· Carers providing more than 50 hours of care per week are twice as likely to report ill-health as those not providing care.[/p][p]· 17% of carers who had taken a break of more than a few hours experienced mental ill-health compared to 36% of carers who did not have such a break since beginning their caring role.[/p][p]· 68% of young carers are bullied in schools.[/p][p]· Young carers miss or cut short 48 school days every year on average because of their caring role.[/p][p]· Young adult carers (16-25) are twice as likely to be not in education, employment, or training and are four times more likely to drop out of college or university than other students.[/p][p]· 45% of young adult carers report mental health problems.[/p][p] (Source: Carers Trust, Carers UK, ONS, DoH)[/p][p]Thanks you for taking the time to read this and thanks for all the kind donations in advance! [/p]
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Supporters

May 24, 2018

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

May 24, 2018

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

May 23, 2018

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

£5.00

Apr 23, 2018

Sarah

Great time Brian, nice work!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Dave F

Do some real running - on the fells

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Imogen young

Good luck Brian!!! X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Louise Welch

Target met! Go Brian!

£28.00 plus £7.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

John and Sally

Hope it all goes well, very proud of you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Ed and Liz

Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

The Milati

Good luck Brian! We'll be cheering you on in spirit. Laura, Spiro, Matilda and Freddie xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid