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Target: £200.00
Raised so far: £233.00
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R is for Raising Money! by Running a Race!

In January of this year I made a decision to alphabetter myself, to improve myself by trying a new thing or learning a new skill each week. This activity is also an opportunity to alphabetter the world around me - I hope you will all help me do that and here are the reasons why:


I have never run a race before

This is, by far, the biggest challenge I have yet faced on my journey of self-improvement. In the last few months I have been building up my fitness but prior to that my hatred for physical activity was well established.

Actually taking part in a race is a world away from the person I was - something I never would have thought I could do - surely that's worth a few quid.


It raises money for Cancer Research

1 in 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetime - and that figure doesn't take into account the actual number that will be affected: family members, friends, colleagues.

I have known people who have battled through cancer, who are still fighting and some who haven't survived. I'm not racing for a specific person but for all of the people I know who have been affected by and continue to live in the shadow of cancer.

The money raised at Race for Life funds Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer - that's worth more than a few quid.


So sponsor me!!!

Please donate whatever you can - every pound will make a difference and will definitely help me to motivate myself to get over the finish line (I hear that's what they call the end part?!?).

You can (and should!) donate online here but I will also be holding a couple of alphabettering events (I'll be looking for volunteers for the Q activity...) where you will be able to put actual coins into a real world bucket.


And Gift Aid it!

If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box when donating as this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no cost to you.

Many thanks for your support!


Well done! Donation by Lisa-Marie Moore on 28/06/12


Well done Alison! Donation by Eve C on 19/06/12

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck. Donation by Rob Webster on 16/06/12

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Go Ali! All the best with the race! Xx Donation by Katherine Finch on 16/06/12

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/06/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck hun, rather you than me (not with the fundraising for charity - with the running malarchy)!xx Donation by Anonymous on 12/06/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Xxx Donation by Guy Dowling on 12/06/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

There's a G&T waiting for you at the finish line ;) Donation by Tom and Minipoos on 12/06/12


Good luck Alison! Donation by James Munro on 11/06/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

We hope the race goes well. You should wear tie-dye while racing. Much love. x Donation by Jen and Pete! (And Steve too) on 10/06/12


Hi Alison Still loving the blogs and good luck with the 'Race for Life' Jane x Donation by Jane Gale on 08/05/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck! Your blog is so good, and you'll be wello up for this once you get to R :) Fair play to you ! Donation by Life, Lyrics and Lemon cake on 02/05/12


Donation by Anonymous on 30/04/12


Love you Ali! Donation by Geoffrey McWhirter on 25/04/12

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Just caught up on the blog. Up to date now. Love it. Thanks Alison. How about some more CrossFit to prepare you for the race? Donation by Andrew Clark on 07/04/12

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Really enjoyed the blog so far, looking forward to more. Donation by Jacqueline Hill on 06/04/12


Good luck and don't forget 'W is for warm-down'! x Donation by Joanna Hepworth on 14/03/12

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Helloooo I know its not much but I hope it helps. Good luck Aliiii! xx Donation by Ellen McWhirter on 13/03/12

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  Offline donations: £40.00
  Mobile donations: £0.00
  Total Raised: £233.00
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