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Kathryn Livingston - Lesley Thomas - Melanie Goodwin are raising money for First Person Plural

Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Run/Walk

Event dates: 17th August 2020 – 16th August 2021


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Total raised so far

67%

£1,755 of £2,622 target by 46 supporters

+£206.25 Gift Aid

+£30 Offline donations

Our story

Kathryn, Lesley and Melanie have enrolled with https://endtoend.run/ to complete this challenge. With your support and sponsorship donations we will raise much needed funds for First Person Plural - dissociative identity disorder association. Our challenge is to run and/or walk, mostly in our own local areas (and in Kathryn's case - mostly at home on a treadmill) to complete a distance of 874 miles each, (i.e. the length of the UK mainland from Lands End to John O'Groats), over a period of up to 1 year. This will be no small feat for us as none of us have attempted this kind of challenge before, but we are determined. During the COVID-19 crisis First Person Plural has already lost a significant portion of our regular income because we have been unable to do face to face training. Being both a micro-charity and national makes it difficult for us to access external funding which is largely geared towards either small charities providing services in a defined local area or large national charities. The money we raise by taking up this challenge will help ensure FPP is able to continue its work. This includes facilitating mutual support for adult survivors of childhood abuse who live with complex trauma-related dissociative conditions, such as dissociative identity disorder; and providing information, training and experts-by-experience collaboration to improve acceptance, recognition, diagnosis and access to effective treatments for this group of people.


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Our updates

1 week ago

We're all still walking through virtual Scotland at different paces and heading in the right direction! I (Lesley) am now counting down the remaining miles rather than counting upwards - makes sense to me! I'm currently on the A9 heading to Inverness! Thanks again for your continued support.

1 month ago

I (Kathryn) am so excited to have passed the 500 mile mark. Winter and Covid lockdowns have slowed me down but even so I never inagined I would be this far into the challenge after less than 5 months. Continuing support from donors and others who are cheering us on have truly helped keep my motivation up. Both Lesley and Melanie are doing better than me. Melanie having passed 600 miles and Lesley nearer 600 than 500. I am proud of us all and remain grateful to all who are supporting us. Thank you

2 months ago

All three of us have now walked over 400 miles. It's a bit more challenging in Winter and with limited daylight hours but we're persevering and enjoying the journey! Thanks again for your donations and continued support.

5 months ago

Thank you all you wonderful people who have donated. We're more than half way to our target.

And less than a quarter of the way into our virtual journey to John O'Groats. But I think you'll allow us a small celebration as after less than 2 months all three of us have passed the landmark 200 miles. 674 or so for each of us to go now. Wish these updates would let us upload pics.... you could have all seen our dedication this past week... getting soaked walking in, what I promise you, was not virtual rain

5 months ago

We are now over four weeks into our challenge. Roll the drums and fanfare the trumpets... two of the three of us have passed the 100 mile mark, getting our landmark postcard from the challenge organisers; and the remaining one is very close to getting her postcard.. So.... just 774 miles left. We are all in virtual Devon. Thank you to all donors. Not only are your donations very important for FPP, but they are motivating each of us in our challenge.

Kathryn Livingston - Lesley Thomas - Melanie Goodwin are fundraising for

First Person Plural

Charity number: 1156602

Recent donations

1 month ago

Anonymous

A great challenge to do together. Thank-you for all what you do.

£10.00

1 month ago

Dr Mike Lloyd

Such a wonderful cause, very proud of you both!

£100.00

1 month ago

Anonymous

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Anonymous

£50.00

3 months ago

Carol

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago

Lizzie

£20.00

3 months ago

Ellen McGale

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

4 months ago

Anni Turner

Good luck with your quest!

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

4 months ago

Sue

Wishing you all the very best in your venture.

£20.00

4 months ago

Alicia

Enjoy the runs and thanks for doing it.

£5.00

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