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Total raised so far

94%

£1,707.20 of £1,800 target +£314.30 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

4 hours ago

Gillian Scott

£10.00

Good luck

5 hours ago

Carole Taylor

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Something to help you reach your target

6 hours ago

The Watsons

£20.00

Run, run, run 😊

2 days ago

Ian Petts

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Very best of luck, Michelle - enjoy the day, it will be a great experience!

1 week ago

Alison and David

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck xx

1 week ago

Lee Thomas Pegram

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck

2 weeks ago

Caroline Rodgers

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Michelle.

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

£20.00

3 weeks ago

Roger Elliott

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

This is such an important cause, well done you 👏👏

3 weeks ago

Tora

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Cheering you on Michelle, you'll be brilliant!!!

Michelle's Running the London Marathon 2024

Michelle Loader is raising money for ellenor and Pussycat Lodge Trust


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My story

Hi everyone. After several attempts, I was lucky enough to get a ballot place in the London Marathon this year on Sunday 21st April 2024. However, the day I found out will always be in my memory as it was a day of mixed emotions. I was at the hospital with my late Mum having just received the news that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  My mum passed away a month later and my whole world fell apart.  She was always proud of my running achievements and loved to see my medals and hear the stories. She would often come and watch whenever was possible, often sitting outside her flat when I ran the Dartford Half Marathon to cheer me on.

During this difficult time, I was comforted by the many cats we have who kept my spirits up and were always there for unconditional love and cuddles. My Mum loved having a cuddle with the cats when she was visiting and in fact had several cats of her own before moving in to sheltered accommodation.

And this is where the two stories come together for my fund-raising project. I am raising money for 2 charities - The Ellenor Hospice, who helped look after my mum and support us are the first charity. They are a local charity in Kent who specialise in palliative care for adults and children and were excellent during my Mum’s short illness.   

The second is Pussycat Lodge. They are a charity that was established over 20 years ago and has been a focal point for a group of hard working and dedicated volunteers who rescue and care for cats in the Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering and Brentwood areas in Essex. 4 of our cats were adopted from there and as I said, my Mum loved our cats and often went to their open days.

Please help me reach my target no matter how big or small the donation as every little helps! I have added links to the 2 charities below so you can read all about their work.  
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I will update my training story over the coming months.


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 ellenor and Pussycat Lodge Trust.

My updates

1 week ago

3hr training run done today, hit the 17 miles mark.  Really happy with the way my training is going, despite having a cold.  Feeling stronger.  Having company definitely helps on the longer runs.   Next two weekends I have races booked to help with my training.

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2 weeks ago

Another training run done today, ran with friends along the Thames path.  10.5 miles for me as per training plan.  Got a couple of races planned for next month to help me along.

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1 month ago

Hello Everyone, I am overwhelmed by the support and can't thank you all enough.  A quick update on my training.  I recently ran the Canterbury 10 miler which has given me a good base.  So far training is going well and I am sticking to the plan.

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This page is in memory of

Barbara Cradduck - My Mum

My 2 charities

ellenor

Charity number: 1121561

Pussycat Lodge Trust

Charity number: 1148883

Michelle Loader is fundraising as part of

London Marathon 2024

21st April 2024

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