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Vinny Gould

Vinny's Triple Marathon Challenge.

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page & here's a little bit about my challenge:[/p][p]I have always wanted to complete a marathon & thought it best to "put this aspiration to bed" before I was 40, so after many years of deliberation & disappointment with unsuccessful London ballot entries (& my 40th rapidly approaching), I decided to try to get a charity place for the 2015 event & was successful to secure a spot on the MIND London team.[/p][p]So in 2015, aged 38, I participated in my first marathon, completed the course in less than 3.5hrs. Also, with massive support from friends & family raised over £3.5K for my chosen charity, so at the time was content & satisfied I'd scratched the itch sufficiently.[/p][p]However, over 2 years on (now aged 40), the feet were getting itchy again & after initial failure to secure a place at both London & Brighton marathons, I started to look at other options, & signed-up for the Manchester event, but the desire to make it a bigger physical & charitable challenge were strong, so looked at my options to make it a bit more interesting....... Then over the following weeks I managed to secure a spot for Brighton with the release of some additional places, followed by an unexpected message from the Samaritans to take up an emergency place for their 2018 London team, which I jumped on, BOOM! [/p][p]Therefore, in summary, the triple challenge for 2018 was born, consisting of the following timetable of marathon events:[/p][p]Manchester - Sunday 8th April.[/p][p]Brighton - Sunday 15th April.[/p][p]London - Sunday 22nd April.[/p][p].....so that's 3 in 2 weeks, on consecutive weekends! [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. RESPECT![/p]
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Supporters

Jun 5, 2018

Chris Ogden

Well done Vinny!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2018

Ian Higginson

Well done Vinny.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2018

Maria Abrahart

Awesome achievement Vinny!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2018

Jamma

Well done mate

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2018

John and Ann Rox

Phenomenal to run 3 in 3 weekends. Look out Edie Izzard!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2018

Rach Mac

Well Done Vinny, you did an Amazing job there mate!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2018

Debbie and Kelvin

Amazing achievement Vinny. Well done and hope you smash the 5 grand mark!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2018

Lolly

Awesome x 3

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Anne

Well Done Vinny

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Adam stockdale

Brilliant effort mate, congratulations on completing this epic challenge.

£20.00