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Leyla Ari

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This year I will be taking part in the London Marathon to raise money for 2 charities 'OCD Action' & 'Little Buds Fund'. Both Charities are very close to my heart and refer to 2 people I care for very much. [/p][p]OCD Action is a charity formed by volunteers who support and raise awareness to one of the top ten most debilitating illness. The charity is very personal to me, because a loved one has batted with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since he was 5 years old, he hid his illness because of the stigma attached to mental health, and felt people would not understand it. For him its not the stereotype of a little washing hands and being over tidy, but the constant scary and negative intrusive thoughts which become completely debilitating, causing anxiety and compulsive behaviour. Eventually he found the courage to seek help, and we got in touch with the charity OCD action who were wonderful and helped him gain the confidence to tell people about his condition and seek professional help. As a volunteer myself, I know first hand experience the work OCD Action do, they give hope, reassurance and guidance to support people with OCD and to family members. [/p][p]The second charity is 'Darent Valley’s Little Buds Fund'. Almost two years ago, my best friend had a special little girl born 2 months early. Kiera being born so prematurely, needed specialist care in hospital during the first month of her life. My friend also required support whilst she stayed in the hospital every day and night to be with her baby. Little Buds help the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit afford the specialist equipment they need to look after babies who are either sick or both early like Kiera. The amazing staff continue to support my friend and other families arranging monthly groups and events. Thanks to the support of 'Little Buds' Kiera is a very healthy beautiful girl. [/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters

May 7, 2019

Jo

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jac Greg

Well done really proud of you xx

£100.00

Apr 28, 2019

Jax

Amigo. Well done what a fantastic achievement see you soon . Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Donna Richards

Have a fantastic race Leyla!! xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Sandra

Love Sandra x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Angie

All the very best for number 10 honey, magnificent achievement ! See you at end x

£100.00

Apr 27, 2019

Anonymous

Great causes. Hope you have a good run!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Nicky

Good luck Leyla :) from Nicky (OCD Action member)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Anonymous

Inspirational incredible lovely gorgeous lady love ya loads from the Twinnies XxX

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Max Hawker

Good luck - you’re an inspiration!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid