Saturday, 24 September 2011

I'm in the newspaper.

'If you get into the London marathon then count yourself lucky indeed! You had less than a 1 in 5 shot. 100,000 entrants will have been turned down to run in 2012.

If you managed to grab a charity place then count yourself even luckier. To grab one of the 12,500 guaranteed places you have a 1 in 8 shot!

Unless you’re a celebrity, the hardest part of the London Marathon is getting in!

Guaranteed Golden bond places come at a cost. Sponsorship targets range from £1000 – £2500 and most charities will make you sign a form to say that you will have banked the money by a certain date.'

I was lucky enough to get a Golden Bond place with Leukaemia Care (see link at top) However now I'm faced with the daunting challenge of raising a whopping £2,000. The problem I have is that most of my friends have got what is called fundraising fatigue, or as I like to call it ' please bugger off'. Not only do I have to get myself in shape for the big run but I have to somehow raise the money.

Great, bit daunting. I'm trying not to rely so much on donations from friends and have set out annoying the local folk of Hastings and surronding areas. Yay.

I managed to get into my local newspaper, The Hastings Observer. Hopefully, fingers crossed that will bring in some much needed donations. Other plans consist of flyers, charity events such a pub quizzes, bake sales/boot sales etc.

legs for leukaemia!

If you have any fantastic ideas on ways I can fundraise and reach my target then feel free to email me at runforhope@hotmail.co.uk.

If you are nice enough to spare a pound or 2, also feel free to click the link and press donate. It is quick easy and totally secure. http://www.justgiving.com/53000STEPS

Please please spread the word to family friends and local businesses. To read about Leukaemia Care and how amazing they are, and how your money really will help click here: http://53000stepsandthenablog.blogspot.com/p/leukaemia-care-film.html