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Darren John

Virgin London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Supporting Fields in Trust is an opportunity to give thanks to work in protecting the right to green space and local parks for everyone. [/p][p]As someone who has ran 230+ parkruns, an avid cross-country runner – green spaces have been vital in my development as both a runner and person. 6 years ago I was almost 16st and suffering severe depression and anxiety. [/p][p]Having fractured my hip, parks played a huge part in my recovery and in falling in love with both the joy of movement and being outside again. Through Brueton park in Solihull I found hundreds of friends, a community, a love of running (again) and I have seen my life change entirely. The role of parks and open, green spaces in that development has been vital. [/p][p]It is a story I have seen replicated with both of my parents and countless numbers of friends and runners who have found themselves and a love of movement in our parks and open, green spaces. Fields in Trust enshrine this right to green spaces for all.[/p][p]Fields in Trust:[/p][p]Fields in Trust believes that everyone, irrespective of who they are and where they live should have the right to enjoy local parks and green spaces. Proven to help people stay physically and mentally well; they are places where we can all move, breathe, run and play, and are important for neighbours to connect, combat loneliness and build community spirit. Yet they are under threat, and it is up to us all to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline. By supporting Fields in Trust, you help us to champion and support our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever. [/p][p][br][/p]

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Feb 10, 2020

Dean Parks

Good luck Darren!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 30, 2020

Monica Green

Good luck Darren. I hope it all goes well.

Jan 24, 2020

Colin Hill

Good luck Darren - smash your best time! no stopping at the bars in Canary wharf-they are very nice though!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 22, 2020



Jan 16, 2020

Mark Lyden

Good Luck!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020


Good luck to my no 1 brother

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Lynne and David John

Hope you make the amount Darren love Mom and Dad

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 14, 2020

All your colleagues at England Athletics

Good luck Darren!


Jan 14, 2020


Good luck Darren

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2020


Good luck Darren (although I'm sure you won't need it!)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid