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Luke Carpenter

Luke Carpenter's fundraising page

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my Virgin Money Giving Page. I'm delighted to announce that on the 22nd of April 2018 I will be running London Marathon on behalf of Bernardo's.[/p][p]As part of running for Barnardo's I have been set the task of raising £2,000 for the charity. I'm sure you can appreciate that this is an awful lot of money so any donation you can give (no matter how big or small!) will be hugely appreciated.[/p][p]For those of you that aren't aware what exactly barnardo’s do they are responsible for helping over 200,000 children per year by providing over 900 different professional services. Many of these children face different challenges and difficulties, including caring for an ill or disabled loved one, being stuck in a poverty cycle, and even victims of abuse.[/p][p]Barnardo’s are very proud that 91p in every £1 that is donated goes towards helping children and young people. 3p goes towards governance and Pensions and the final 6p goes towards raising the next £1 so you can be confident that any money raised will go towards a good cause.[/p][p]• £5 can provide early learning books for disadvantaged children, essential for their early learning[/p][p]• £10 can pay for a health eating cooking session for young carer’s[/p][p]• £25 can pay for toys and games at play therapy sessions for abused children [/p][p]• £50 can allow a vulnerable child to enjoy confidence building activities such as sport, art or drama for a day[/p][p]• £100 could pay for a prevention education group work session for up to 30 young people, protecting them from sexual exploitation[/p][p]• £450 could pay for a year’s supply of emergency toiletries for a project working with homeless young people[/p][p]• £1,000 could pay for accommodation and activities for a two day residential break for twelve young carers.[/p][p]Leading up to 22nd April I will be running (no pun intended) various events through out the year in an attempt to meet my fund raising target. However in the mean time any donations which you can give will be greatly appreciated.[/p][p]Cheers [/p][p]Luke[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE:[/p][p]As I’m sure most of you know I was due to London Marathon in 2017, however due to an injury I had to defer my place till 2018. I’m really happy to say not only have I recovered from my injury but I’m fitter (and quicker!) than ever. I’ve started my training even earlier this year to give me more time to adjust to the training and put me in even better shape for April 22nd. Missing out on 2017 was a massive blow and I don’t want to go through that again so I’m making sure I’m more prepared and look after myself much better ahead of 2018. Deferring again isn’t an option!! [/p][p][br][/p]

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May 29, 2018

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.


Apr 26, 2018

Mick Marson

Well done Luke!

Apr 26, 2018

Sarah Cooper

Well done Luke!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Lou and Ben

The very best of luck Carpo! You will smash it! Up the Wolves

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


GO’ON LUKE! Hope it cools down for you tomorrow! See you for a well deserved ice cold pint at the end!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


You can do itttttttt

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Matt B

Good luck mate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018


Best of luck tomorrow!


Apr 21, 2018


Enjoy the run Luki! So great that this money will contribute to an important cause! Xx


Apr 20, 2018

Gareth Robinson

Good luck! Hope the temperature drops a bit for Sunday !

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid