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Kate Rippingale

Kate Rippingale's London Marathon Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt]So in 2017 I trained for the London Marathon and after 12 weeks of training 4 times a week, I picked up a bad injury, something that is part & parcel of running with arthritis and is difficult to avoid.  Unfortunately this meant I had to defer my run 2 days before the marathon (boo).[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt]The great news is that I will now be running in the 2018 London Marathon (woohoo!!!), giving all my lovely friends who didn't get a chance last year, the opportunity to sponsor me and make my funds for Girlguiding even better!! [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt]The below description was written to explain why I want to do this:[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]In 2018 I will be taking part in the biggest challenge of my life so far by doing two things that I am passionate about:[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]Running & Girlguiding.[lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]The 2018 London Marathon will be my first (& maybe only!) ever marathon so I’m hoping to raise lots of money for my charity. Up until this year, I didn’t even think I could run a half marathon.[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]The furthest I have run so far is 16.4 miles…I am dreading adding another 10 miles on top, but will find the motivation to train and to complete this, as it means so much to me to be able to raise funds for Girlguiding, an organisation I was heavily influenced by as a young girl, and who I believe have an important role in shaping our future generations.[lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]Girlguiding units are run by volunteers and I have been unit leader at Darwen New Methodist Brownies since April 2012. I love being “Brown Owl” to the girls and the opportunities that they have through the Girlguiding programme are fantastic.[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]In a world where young girls often struggle with social media and body image issues, Girlguiding works hard to promote equality, independence, and a safe space for girls of all backgrounds to learn about supporting each other and their local communities and to become confident, independent thinkers of the future.[span=margin: 0px;]  [/span][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]This is all done through fun activities, such as working towards badges, taking part in community events, playing games, supporting other charities and going on pack holidays.[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]It is a privilege to see shy young girls move through the programmes, from Rainbows, Brownies and then often onto Guides, leaving my Brownie pack as confident, well-mannered, respectful young women with a sense of fun, fairness and duty to their local community.[lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]Of course, all of this does not come free and there are many units in real danger of closing, due to increased room rentals, heating costs, insurances etc. Not all parents can afford to pay subs for their children to attend and Girlguiding will in many cases subsidise transport, trips and activities to make them available to girls of all backgrounds regardless of the financial situation at home.[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]All money raised will be spent both locally and nationally to promote and support Girlguiding activities.[lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][span=margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;]This really will be a massive challenge for me & I won’t be asking again after this one, so please if you can, donate as much or as little as you can afford.[lt]span style="margin: 0px;"[gt]  [/span]Every penny makes a massive difference to the provision of Girlguiding to the thousands of girls who benefit from this amazing charity.[span=margin: 0px;]  [/span]Your donations and the knowledge of what they will provide will inspire me to make it to that finish line and a well-earned drink! Thank-you so much, you’re all amazing! Kate xxx[lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0px;"[gt][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this [/p]

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Event

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

23 Apr 2017

Charity

Girlguiding

Girlguiding

Supporters

28-Apr-2018

Doreen Sinfield

Well done Kate.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2018

Emma Jump

I'm in awe of anyone that can run a marathon! For girlguiding too! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2018

Eileen Walsh

Good luck Kate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

21-Apr-2018

Anne

Good Luck Kate - You have made it this year.

£10.00

21-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Good luck Kate, enjoy it! X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

20-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Good luck Kate!!! Love Evie Chip, Mum and Daniel xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Apr-2018

Martha Atkinson

Enjoy and good luck

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

16-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Best wishes Kate. Delighted to support you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

16-Apr-2018

Mary Bolton

Good luck Brown Owl love Charlotte B xx

10-Apr-2018

Anonymous

10 from Shell 20 from Val 5 from yoga friend

£35.00