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Total raised so far


£1,628.40 of £1,000 target +£280.60 Gift Aid See breakdown

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1 year ago

Jeff & Virginia



1 year ago



Well done Josh

1 year ago

Jayne Haycock


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, wow what an achievement we are all very proud of you xx

1 year ago

Lisa Letchford


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Josh.

1 year ago

Peter & Anne


Fantastic effort Josh!

1 year ago

Liz & Steve


Well done Josh! xx

1 year ago

Nicola Douglas


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Josh!

1 year ago

Kat Hales


+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement Josh - well done you superstar!! 🙌 🌟 Love The Hales xx

1 year ago

Michael Hodgson


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Nice one Josh, well done 👏 ✔ 👍

1 year ago

Jane Garnham


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Josh ‘Gives A Hoot’ & is running the London Marathon!

Josh McDowall is raising money for Barn Owl Trust

My story

Running London Marathon for The Barn Owl Trust.

Nature is something I treasure dearly and birds in particular have a special place in my heart. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a boy and it is a fascination that continues to this day and beyond.

When I received the amazing news of being able to run in the 2023 London Marathon, I instantly knew that a nature related organisation would be my focus for my fundraising efforts.
I was then presented with a very difficult predicament! What/who to begin fundraising for?
There were so many to choose from, as sadly an alarming quantity of our most beloved species are in need of considerable help and support.

The majesty and grace of Barn Owls is something that I am lucky enough to witness on a regular basis as I have a resident pair that occupy a custom built box on my property and many others that have taken up residence in boxes that I have built and installed across the county.
Yet most people will only get a glancing glimpse of this ghostly bird.

The Barn Owl Trust are a small team of professional staff and volunteers, a grass-roots, non-profit organisation, based on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon and their dedication and devotion to this beautiful bird is exemplary.

The Barn Owl is a species that is prone to rapid declines and population crashes, so it is imperative that we do all we can to conserve this majestic creature and it’s habitat.

Running the London Marathon for Barn Owls and The Barn Owl Trust is a great honour and I hope you’ll take the time to support me and the many others who are going the extra mile for nature.

Thank you!

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My updates

1 year ago

Morning Run

43.4km distance
3:52:07 time
4:57min/km speed

Josh McDowall is fundraising for

Barn Owl Trust

Charity number: 1201419

Josh McDowall is fundraising as part of

London Marathon 2023

23rd April 2023

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