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Total raised so far

134%

£4,035.00 of £3,000 target +£695.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

2 weeks ago

Viv Lim

£30.00

You're making a difference

1 month ago

Magdalena Kowacz

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Michelle, what a great cause!

1 month ago

SLGR Quiz Night

£120.00

1 month ago

Anonymous

£125.00

+ £31.25 Gift Aid

You're making a difference

1 month ago

Sid Suwar

£25.00

Congratulations on a great run

1 month ago

Sharyn

£10.00

Well done! This has literally brought tears to my eyes. Such worthy causes. xx

1 month ago

Kiki + Columbus

£100.00

Thank you for going all-in x

1 month ago

Hayley

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Michelle! Such an amazing achievement! Hope you're enjoying a well deserved rest xx

1 month ago

Corrina Gorman

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, tremendous achievement!

2 months ago

Emma, Jason, Jamie & Max

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Michelle ! Brilliant achievement for 2 worthy causes ! Lots of love from all of us xxx

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 month ago

Marathon done 😊 5 hours 17 mins 55 secs

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2 months ago

At the expo on Friday.. thank you to everyone for all your support it really means a lot to me

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2 months ago

At the expo on Friday, feeling excited for Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.

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2 months ago

And the back 😊

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2 months ago

My top for the day, designed by Mr L. 🥰

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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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