Half marathon for Dorset Friendship Club

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Hello! I’m Catherine – I don’t run for buses, let alone half marathons! But I wanted to try something very far out of my comfort zone that would help Dorset Friendship Club. I met this great group while working as a journalist – if you haven’t already, check out the Friendship Club’s wonderful Our View column in the Dorset Echo each week. It’s always funny and insightful! The Friendship Club is just that – a club for people with learning disabilities to meet and make friends. They do some fab events including discos, cinema trips, meals out and trips to comedy shows. It is just one of the services provided by People First Dorset. It’s a great cause and I want to try and raise as much as I can for them. However, I believe that if I’m going to ask you to put your hand in your pockets for sponsorship, I am going to have to put in some hard work. I’m certainly not what you would call a natural runner – I’m more of a determined plodder really. And Bournemouth half marathon on October 8 will be TOUGH. Really tough. Like, I may NEVER move again tough. It's 13.1 miles, so I would like to ideally raise £260 - or just £20 a mile! So please, help me though the inevitable blood, sweat and tears of training by sponsoring this fantastic and life-changing club. (I promise updates of how on earth I’m going to train for this! What was I thinking?!?) Thanks so much for your support!

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21 Nov, 2017
Samantha Harman
21 Oct, 2017

Welldone Cat you're an inspiration. Lots of love Lee and Sam xxxx

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17 Oct, 2017
Elizabeth Bolado      Top Donor     
13 Sep, 2017

£2.00 a mile seems cheap on my part considering your enormous effort. I am full of admiration! Will be cheering you from a distance. Xx

Catherine's fundraising stats
Online donations: £240.00
Match funding: £20.00
Raised offline: £0.00
Gift Aid: £48.50
Total raised: £308.50
Catherine is fundraising for People First Dorset

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