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Laila A

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]You might be wondering why I am running another marathon. I ummed & ahhed about whether to do it again - whether to bug you all with fundraising, whether to train again. [/p][p]My sister Serena has profound disabilities, but as we grew up, she’s always just been my sister. She’s special. You could miss it if you don’t pay close attention, & dismiss her because she can’t do things like walk and talk, but this only makes me love her more, and even if she can’t tell me, I am pretty sure she feels the same. Serena has always been my motivator to raise money & run. To stomp the pavements remembering the struggles she endures. To raise money to make the world a fairer place for people like her. [/p][p]Enter – [url=http://www.mencap.org.uk]Mencap[/url]. My knowledge of Mencap was limited until 2019, when I started working here. Now I tell people about them all the time (even Uber drivers!). I tell them less about Mencap, and more about the people with a learning disability who Mencap exists for & because of. [/p][p]Mencap cherishes & empowers people with a learning disability every day, & through this, amazing things happen. I feel warmed & honoured to have met and worked alongside my colleagues with a learning disability here, as well as learn about the many [url=https://www.mencap.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do]areas [/url]that Mencap campaign on and support. I have no hesitation in telling anyone that Mencap is a great charity to support, just look at their [url=https://twitter.com/mencap_charity]Twitter [/url]& you can hear it better said directly from someone with a learning disability.[/p][p]Mencap share with me the desire to look at disability positively. To see the person first, to value & empower them. Their work is important. A world where Serena is respected & valued is important. It’s not something to umm & ahh about. It’s something I’m passionate about, & willing to train & run 26 miles again in aid of. So please join me in helping more people with a learning disability shine and be seen. [/p][p]Laila x[/p]
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Sep 1, 2020

Fiona Dillon

Well done Laila. All for a great cause. Good luck for 4th October. Best wishes Fiona x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2020

Paula Dillon

Thanks for all the great information re disability Mencap is a great Resource 😀 Paula

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2020

Bridget Woodford

Go for it Laila & thanks again for the webinar on 20/8/20


Aug 20, 2020

liz dovaston

thanks for help via zoom. I am a tax payer so you can claim motr

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020


Well done Laila, an amazing thing to be doing.

£15.39 plus £3.85 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2020


You're absolutely inspiring Laila. I have no doubt that your fundraising goal and the finish line will both be conquered!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 11, 2020

Tony Williams

Run like the wind, Laila

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2020


Jan 8, 2020