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Kate Slater

I'm Running the London Marathon for REFUGE

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My story

[p]On Sunday 22nd April, I'll be running the London Marathon again for [url=http://www.refuge.org.uk]Refuge[/url].[/p][p]I couldn't quite resist having another go (although I must admit I'd forgotten all the cold and rainy January runs when I signed up!). I can't promise I'll be any faster this time, but I do swear I will run my sunset-orange-trainer-clad socks off for this brilliant charity.[/p][p][url=http://www.refuge.org.uk]Refuge[/url] is very important to me because, like many other women, I've experienced an abusive relationship. I would never have imagined it could possibly happen to me, but it's very common: one in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. [/p][p]I can't explain quite how empowering it was to run the marathon for [url=http://www.refuge.org.uk/]Refuge[/url] last year. I felt stronger than I had for [i]years[/i] when I crossed that finish line. I hope that by raising my voice (and moving my feet!) in support of [url=http://www.refuge.org.uk]Refuge[/url], I can make a small difference to the lives of other women and children overcoming domestic abuse. I'm so grateful that it's no longer my life and I truly couldn't have done it without endless support from my friends and family. They kept me safe while I fell apart and put myself back together again - they still do. There are so many women out there who desperately need [url=http://www.refuge.org.uk]Refuge[/url] to be that safe space, to give them that support. [/p][p][url=http://www.refuge.org.uk/]Refuge[/url] is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. Refuge provides a range of [url=https://www.refuge.org.uk/our-work/our-services/]life-saving and life-changing services[/url], and is a voice for the voiceless.[/p][p]I'd be so grateful for anything you can give - thank you. x[/p][p]PS. You can read my blog about running last time, [url=http://www.kateslaterillustration.com/blog/2017/4/30/marathon-highs]here[/url].[/p]

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13-Jul-2018

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

29-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Congratulations Kate! You are such a star! Lots of love Sally and John x x x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

Goose

Well done Kate, such an amazing achievement especially in that heat!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Fiona Edwards from choir.

Well done!

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23-Apr-2018

Anonymous

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22-Apr-2018

HumberRunner

Well done!

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22-Apr-2018

Anonymous

So very very well done kate! you are marvellous. Lots of love, Hazel and Gem

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

22-Apr-2018

Kat Bam

WELL DONE KATE! You are such a superstar! I'll see you at the start line next year. xxx

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22-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Totally amazing job today you wonderful human x love Becky and Chloe x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid