Hilary Tooke

Hilary Tooke

Running the London Marathon for FRANK Water

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I just wanted to officially say 'A MASSIVE THANK YOU' to everyone who has supported me before, during and after the London Marathon last Sunday. [/p][p]My Virgin Money Giving page will be open until 30th November 2021, so if you feel like you can spare a few quid (the cost of a pint) to celebrate my achievement then please do donate by using the red donate button above. Your money really does make a huge difference.[/p][p]THANK YOU FOR GIVING WHAT YOU CAN.[/p][p]It was one of the most amazing days of my life and a great personal achievement as well as raising over £1400 (including Gift Aid) so far for FRANK Water charity in Bristol to save vital lives by providing clean, safe water and sanitation for marginalised communities in India and Nepal.[/p][p]SPECIAL THANK YOU's to Andy who has supported me all the way and came with me on the day, my sister Barbara & brother-in-law Stephen who as well as donating personally raised an additional £98.60 by auctioning off some items during one of their Watton Salerooms auctions; the wonderful staff and customers at Sandylands Post Office in Kendal who collected sponsorship for me; my best friends Ian & Gill & family who looked after my gorgeous Jack Russell Kelly while I was in London as well as donating; the wonderful Elephant Box who donated a water bottle for my training & run and who's environmentally friendly range of products I sell in my zero waste, plastic free online store www.strictlysustainable.co.uk (I am proud to have carried a reusable Elephant Box water bottle and snack box with me on the 26.2 mile marathon run); donations from orders from my customers at Strictly Sustainable and of course FRANK Water for believing in me.[/p][p][br][/p][p]xxxxxxxxx[/p][p][br][/p][p]Less than a week to go!!!!!!!![/p][p]After 15 weeks of hard training I will be heading down to London this Saturday to run the London Marathon on Sunday 3RD OCTOBER 2021 to raise money for Bristol based charity FRANK Water Projects [url=https://www.frankwater.com/]https://www.frankwater.com/[/url]. [/p][p][br][/p][p]My bib number is [i]RED 34379[/i] and I am scheduled to start at 10:15 - 10:18am. I hope to finish the 26.2m course within 4.5 hours. [/p][p][br][/p][p]So far I have managed to run over 20 miles in one go as per my training plan and am determined to complete the 26.2 mile course even if I have to walk or crawl over the finish line! [/p][p][br][/p][p]Due to the pandemic I have revised my initial fundraising target and am aiming to raise in excess of £1000 (plus Gift Aid) for FRANK Water, so, I would greatly appreciate any donation/sponsorship you can give and I promise it will [u]all[/u] go directly to FRANK Water and be put to good use. [/p][p][br][/p][p]What FRANK Water could do with your sponsorship money in India & Nepal:[/p][p][br][/p][p]£5 - Could train a health worker to work with women and young girls from a community to help them manage their periods safely so that they stay healthy and go to school. A health worker can also test water quality and support communities to access resources and funding from local government.[/p][p][br][/p][p]£10 - Could keep 10 children safe from dental and skeletal fluorosis with early detection tests. [/p][p][br][/p][p]£30 Could install a tap in a family home, giving them direct access to safe, clean water. [/p][p][br][/p][p]You can donate by clicking the red donate button at the top of this page.[/p][p] [/p][p]THANK YOU FOR GIVING WHAT YOU CAN.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Why?[/b] [/p][p]Two years ago I took part in FRANK Water's charity Stand Up Paddleboard event in Bristol Harbour alongside FRANK Water Founder Katie Alcott MBE and realised that by taking part and working with other people I could make a difference to people less fortunate than myself. So in a moment of madness I volunteered to run the 2020 London Marathon for FRANK Water to celebrate my 50th Birthday & was shocked and honoured to be entrusted with a charity place for FRANK. Little did I know that Covid would disrupt all our lives and I'd have to train all over again 18 months later![/p][p][br][/p][p]FRANK Water particularly resonates with me as my first big adventure overseas was to India almost 25 years ago where I contracted salmonella and was ill for some months. I was struck by the contrast of utter beauty and wealth in India vs the poverty and hardship for so many at the time. Since 2005 FRANK Water has funded safe drinking water and sanitation projects in India and Nepal and has changed the lives of nearly 426,459 people in 617 communities! [/p][p][br][/p][p]FRANK Water also provide free drinking water refills at many of our best loved UK music festivals during the summer months, staffed mostly by amazing volunteers who literally save 'oceans' of single use plastic water bottles from being consumed and thrown away. As a 3 time Glastonbury festival-goer and having set up my own zero-friendly online store (www.strictlysustainable.co.uk), adopting a zero waste lifestyle and reducing the amount of single-use plastic we consume is increasingly important to me. [/p][p][br][/p][p]To find out more about how your sponsorship can help FRANK Water change lives, watch this short video courtesy of FRANK Water: Sangita: how safe water transformed one girl's life.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/288341235/"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR GIVING WHAT YOU CAN.[/p][p][br][/p][p][img]https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5357d187e4b0d68d3cc7ceea/1490185237855-GD7NYK68351P4J5QMRAW/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kIt2ppQoblHCUkMuUtIpzxBZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWQUxwkmyExglNqGp0IvTJZamWLI2zvYWH8K3-s_4yszcp2ryTI0HqTOaaUohrI8PIvzvsefKDQKYzzLYQzLzadOrRPF_ZWfVsVc1Ng31aIZ8KMshLAGzx4R3EDFOm1kBS/Ordinary+Lives+-+79+of+222.jpg?format=1500w" alt="The global WASH crisis" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); white-space: normal;[/img][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Awards

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Supporters


Nov 30, 2021

Hilary

Final one!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 30, 2021

Hilary

So proud of myself!!!!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Nov 8, 2021

Bill and Gill

Well done Hilary!!!!!

£50.00


Nov 4, 2021

Everton supporter from the market

Well done!!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Nov 4, 2021

Nina

Well done Hilary!!!!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Colin M

Great cause Hilary. Happy to belatedly support you. Take care and best wishes. Colin

£11.00

plus £2.75 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Jannine Howe

Well done Hilary. What a fantastic achievement! I loved your message on FB which was so full of gratitude for all those who enabled you. Great to see.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Amanda Etherington

Well done, Hilary. I wasn’t waiting for you to complete the run. I’m just slow. A wonderful cause! Much love.


Oct 4, 2021

Watton Auction

Congratulations on a great run Hil. As promised, donation from the Auction customers.

£98.60


Oct 4, 2021

Various friends and neighbours and Ebay sales

WELL DONE!!!!! - SMASHED IT!!!

£81.75

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