Nine weeks to go!

I’ve been in a happy bubble for days, all because of the kind-heartedness and generosity of the people of Oxford.

On Thursday evening, I hosted Brain Buster – a quiz night in aid of Headway at the Oxford Retreat. I was supported by colleagues, friends and a team from Headway all of whom helped make the night a fantastic success. The generosity of local businesses in donating prizes for my raffle means that I managed to sell hundreds of raffles tickets in addition to selling out the event and I’m now only £500 from my fundraising target!

So, this post is to say thank you. Whether you bought a raffle ticket, helped me source prizes, came to the event or shared a social media post about my cause. Thank you. It’s because of people like you that my fundraising is currently sitting at £3,500.

Whilst it’s going to take a whole heap of happy to beat my feelings about Thursday, this weekend has also been pretty incredible. I got to see my family for the first time since Christmas, which involved a cuddle with my gorgeous niece. Then, I got up this morning and ran 15 km. Unfortunately, my hearing aid ran out of battery about 500m in so I really struggled to keep a constant pace without music, but I persevered and completed the run! I’m beginning to think I should practice running and changing a hearing aid battery at the same time though – not sure it’ll last for the whole of race day if I’m listening to music the whole time!

So, I’m going in to this week with a load of positivity. Nine weeks from now, I’ll be sitting on my sofa much as I am now, but with post marathon legs. It’s been a long old journey to get here and my journey will by no means stop when I complete the marathon, but I’m so  happy that I’ve been able to get through my training and get so close to my fundraising target. I’d really love it if we could meet my target before I cross the start line nine weeks today! You can donate online, or you can take a look at my auction and place your bids until it closes on Friday!

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