So far Virginia’s total is:  £1,320.00  (£1,576.25 inc. Gift Aid)  Thank you!!!

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Running for Home-Start Spelthorne

To help raise funds Virginia Pale-Parsons will run a 10K race every month for a year, with the final race taking place on Saturday 14th July 2018.  “10K?  That’s no marathon!” we hear you say.  Therefore Virginia will work her legs off to improve her time by a minute per race.  Her last 10K was a very average 58″18, so the aim is to run the final 10K in 46″18 or less.

Virginia has signed up to a few races and will update her mydonate page as she registers for new ones:

Bushy Park – 20/08/17
Henley Thames Path Challenge – 10/09/17
Henley Bridge Rotary – 08/10/17
Chessington Running Wild – 04/11/17
Richmond – 09/12/17
Richmond – 12/01/18
Windsor – 17/02/18
Mar – TBC
Brighton – 15/04/18
Vitality London – 28/05/18
Jun – TBC
July – TBC

Why is she doing this:

On the 14th July 2018 it will be 10 years since Catherine Parsons passed away.  To mark the anniversary Virginia wants to raise money for a charity Catherine would have supported had she still been with us (rather than a charity that reminds her family of the reason why she isn’t with us anymore).  The charity chosen on her behalf is Home-Start Spelthorne.  Catherine received help from her local Home-Start and often gifted items and supported them in return.  To help raise funds Virginia will be running a series of 10Ks over the next year.

All offers of support, large or small, are welcome. Even the smallest amount can help enrich the life of a family:

  • £10 covers a volunteer’s expenses for a month
  • £30 provides support for a family for a month
  • £400 provides annual safeguarding training for their volunteers
  • £1250 supports a family with a home-visiting volunteer for a year
  • £2500 funds one local training course for 10-12 volunteers to support families that need their help

It would be wonderful if you could donate towards this great cause. Catherine would have loved knowing that she made a difference to a child’s life.   A perfect way to celebrate her and keep Virginia  fit!