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Holly Stringer

London Marathon

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My story

[p]Why am I running the London marathon you may have asked? I think I signed up on a whim and but most probably with my accident last year, thought, yeah I can run a marathon and then completely forgot I had entered!! So here I am, in full training, embracing dry January, February, March and bloody April!! Its probably a good thing I have quit booze, I don’t want to be arguing with any staircases again for the next 4 months! [/p][p]Am I excited? Yes. Am I nervous? Yes. But as Lori Culnane said ''Everything you ever wanted to learn about yourself, you can learn in 26.2 miles''. So here’s to learning everything about myself in the 26.2 miles I run (and perhaps walk a little) on April 28th 2019. [/p][p]I have decided to run for two worthy charities which are close to my heart. It will give me more motivation when I hit the wall (around mile 20 so I have been told) but most importantly it will help make a difference to people’s lives. [/p][p]Firstly I am running for my amazing Grandma, Pauline Stringer, who passed away last year. She was a remarkable woman, full of life, funny and always enjoyed her daily glass of sherry! Dementia took a hold and it was so heart breaking to see her start to forget us. We became strangers. Alzheimer is something that will affect most of us at least once in our lifetime, either with a family member or ourselves. [u]Dementia Revolution[/u] is a joint venture between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society with an aim to raise £3.5m for the Dementia Research Institute. Let’s make a stand against dementia.[/p][p]I am also running for Anderson Stringer. Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatel Death Charity). They have provided immense support to my brother and his partner Pao over the last 6 months after they lost their son Anderson in July 2018. Anderson was ready to be a little brother to Austin and Abel but his life was cut short during his delivery and was born sleeping. 15 babies die before, during or shortly after delivery in the UK every day. Sands are committed to reducing the number of babies dying by 2020.[/p][p]Dig deep and donate to two great charities – wish me luck too, because I am going to need it! [/p][p]X [/p]
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Apr 29, 2019

Pao’s family

Well done for completing the marathon on behalf of our angel Anderson.

£30.00

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

I’m sure any sore aches and pains have been well worth this much needed cause. Much love Tracy x💜

£25.00

Apr 28, 2019

Phil and Helena Cornish

Good luck Holly and James etc 👍😘

£15.00

Apr 27, 2019

Kim

£10.00

Apr 26, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Dad and Karin

Good luck Holly. Go girl. Well done for taking on this massive challenge. Two great charities close to our hearts. Xxx

£210.00 plus £52.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Ghalia Gargani

You’ve got this my friend! Best of luck from Ghalia and Mona!

£50.00

Apr 24, 2019

The d'Arcy's.

Go for it Holly.

£100.00

Apr 16, 2019

Anonymous

good luck Holly lots of love Trish xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

McFaddens

So proud of you Holly!! Much love from Alison, Gerry, Lily & Jack xxxx

£100.00