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Paula Shrimpton is raising money for Grapevine Essex

2020 London Marathon run for Grapevine

Event date: 26th April 2020

Total raised so far


£85 of £1,200 target by 6 supporters

+£20 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

After completing my first Marathon - London 2019 and being lucky enough to secure a GFA place this year, I would like to try to raise money for a local charity and one that is relevant to my family.

I have 2 Downs Syndrome adult brothers Paul and Matthew ( aka Maggot) both of whom use the charity on a regular basis. Grapevine provide a social outlet for them, where they can meet up with friends, go on trips, learn new skills and take part in arts/crafts. This forms a really important part of their weekly lives and gives them a sense of purpose.

The charity is run by volunteers and relies on donations to keep running, providing adults with learning disabilities a safe place to meet and just have fun.

I personally feel a great connection to the charity as I think the world of my brothers and know how much they like their independence and how important it is for parents, carers and family to know that they are not forgotten when it comes to having a social life.

Lastly, I know the absolute pleasure it gives them meeting their pals on activities and just enjoying the lighter side of life.

Thank you for you support, thank you from my family, the charity but mostly from my brothers.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Grapevine Essex.

Paula Shrimpton is fundraising for

Grapevine Essex

Charity number: 1151261

Recent donations

3 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Jackie Holland

Thanks Paula - we really appreciate it!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Mum & Dad

Thanks for giving your support to a great charity

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 months ago


Hope you do well! Hope the weather will be better by then.

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Beth Taylor

Sorry its not much but hopefully it'll help ??


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