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Running for A Cause that Hits Home: My Journey with The Lord's Taverners

Dave Phillips is raising money for The Lord's Taverners

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My story

Hello everyone!

As I approach the grand age of 54 next year, I find myself gearing up for a thrilling new adventure – running The London Marathon once again! But this time, it's no ordinary marathon for me. This time, I'm running for a cause that resonates deeply with my heart – The Lord's Taverners.

From Runner to Fundraiser: A New Chapter Begins

You might wonder what led me to this path. Well, I've been an avid runner for years and have completed five marathons, including The London Marathon in 2019. The thrill of crossing that finish line and the camaraderie among fellow runners are experiences like no other.

But this time, I felt the desire to run with a purpose beyond personal achievement. And that's when The Lord's Taverners stepped into my life. As a cricket enthusiast and firm believer in the power of sports to uplift lives, their mission struck a chord with me.

The Lord's Taverners: Where Cricket Meets Impact

The Lord's Taverners is no ordinary charity. Their vision to positively impact the lives of young people facing inequality is nothing short of remarkable. Through inclusive and impactful cricket programs like Wicketz, Super 1s, and Table Cricket, they empower young individuals with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities.

Witnessing the transformation of these young hearts, as they gain confidence, skills, and aspirations, I was inspired to be part of this movement. I knew that running for The Lord's Taverners would be my way of contributing to a world where every young person, no matter their background, has a chance to shine.

From Cricket Fan to Marathon Crusader

As I prepare for the London Marathon in 2024, my heart is filled with excitement, determination, and perhaps a tinge of nervousness. Running a marathon is no walk in the park (pun intended), but the thought of making a difference in the lives of these young people keeps me motivated.

How You Can Join Me on This Journey

This marathon is about more than just crossing the finish line; it's about making a tangible impact. And that's where you come in, my wonderful supporters! By donating to The Lord's Taverners through this fundraising campaign, you become a part of something extraordinary.

Every pound contributed will go towards creating opportunities, breaking barriers, and empowering young hearts to rise above adversity. Your support means the world to me, and together, we can create lasting change and have a positive impact on young peoples lives.

Closing Thoughts: Together, We Can Make a Difference

I want to thank each and every one of you for joining me on this journey with The Lord's Taverners. As I run through the streets of London, I'll carry your love and encouragement in every step, knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of young people.

Let's make this marathon about more than just running; let's turn it into a celebration of hope, empowerment, and the unifying spirit of sport.

Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary adventure!

With heartfelt gratitude,

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Dave Phillips is fundraising for

The Lord's Taverners

Charity number: 306054

Dave Phillips is fundraising as part of

The Lord's Taverners TCS London Marathon 2024

21st April 2024

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