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London Marathon 2019 22:02 - Apr 3 with 3045 viewsmisty1984

My names Misty and less than a year ago I took up running again and being a bit mad (so my friends and family tell me) got a place in this years London Marathon, This will be my 1st ever marathon and strangely can’t wait to do it, done a training run of 20 miles and got the same distance planned for this weekend.

I’m doing the marathon to raise money for a local charity I’m involved with, Ipswich Deaf Society, we are a small charity who provide support for the local Deaf community and their families. As well as help provide a place for lessons to take place in British Sign Language.

We are currently in the process of updating the building we have to make it suitable for our future plans for the charity, but as we rely on donations I’m trying to raise as much as possible to help with this.

To add a bit more pressure on myself or maybe being more of a glutton for punishment I set up a football shirt challenge that people can donate to my page specifying ITFC or NCFC with their donation and at the deadline on April 18th the set of fans who have raised the most, I will wear that shirt for the London Marathon.

Fortunately I’m in the position where ITFC are winning but hoping that TWTD will hopefully help make that victory a bit more comfortable.

If you can help with a donation the link for my fundraising page:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MistySmith

Also the club when I was Community Champion in February donated a signed shirt which I will be listing for sale in the next few weeks so will put the link up when I get that going.
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London Marathon 2019 on 22:08 - Apr 3 with 2975 viewsLord_Lucan

Well done and best of British.

Gav - we haven’t had a charity sticky for a while!

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London Marathon 2019 on 08:24 - Apr 4 with 2863 viewsSteve_M

Done. Been meaning to do it since you starting pushing it on Twitter. Good luck.

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London Marathon 2019 on 09:20 - Apr 4 with 2845 viewsSwansea_Blue

Hi Blueas

Sorry, poor attempt at an in joke.


Great cause - I wasn't aware of the scale of hearing loss, so those stats on your giving page are quite an eye opener: "11 million people with hearing loss, which is around one in six of us as well and there are 50,000 children with hearing loss in the UK"

Second the call for this to be a sticky as it's for the local community and there's been club interest.

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London Marathon 2019 on 09:42 - Apr 4 with 2821 viewsmisty1984

London Marathon 2019 on 09:20 - Apr 4 by Swansea_Blue

Hi Blueas

Sorry, poor attempt at an in joke.


Great cause - I wasn't aware of the scale of hearing loss, so those stats on your giving page are quite an eye opener: "11 million people with hearing loss, which is around one in six of us as well and there are 50,000 children with hearing loss in the UK"

Second the call for this to be a sticky as it's for the local community and there's been club interest.


I’ve grown up in the Deaf Community so knew about it locally however even I never realised that extent either.
A lot of places now don’t have organisations like this so the potential for isolation or lack of support is greater, that’s why we want to have somewhere people can come for support and just a chat sometimes, particularly those who have been recently diagnosed with hearing loss, we also work closely with the Ipswich Deaf Children Society too who provide events for Deaf children, their siblings and also help for parents.
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London Marathon 2019 on 12:36 - Apr 4 with 2727 viewsmisty1984

Thank you everyone who has sponsored me so far, really am grateful to you all.
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London Marathon 2019 on 14:39 - Apr 5 with 2376 viewsRyorry

London Marathon 2019 on 12:36 - Apr 4 by misty1984

Thank you everyone who has sponsored me so far, really am grateful to you all.


Very best of British - really admire anyone who runs a marathon for charity.

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London Marathon 2019 on 16:22 - Apr 5 with 2350 viewsRomeo4

Well done Misty. I remember seeing you at a recent home match (Derby?)

Good luck with the run.
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London Marathon 2019 on 18:40 - Apr 6 with 1944 viewsmisty1984

London Marathon 2019 on 16:22 - Apr 5 by Romeo4

Well done Misty. I remember seeing you at a recent home match (Derby?)

Good luck with the run.


Yes, I was the community champion for the Derby game, loved doing that, never got to be a mascot as a kid so that made up for it.
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London Marathon 2019 on 18:52 - Apr 6 with 1937 viewsmisty1984

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me this week since I put the post up, as a number have mentioned it’s a great cause and something that affects so many people and not everyone realises how hard things can become, so I really appreciate those who have given something so we can work on the help we can offer.

Today I did my final long run before I start my taper (gradual reduction in running) till London, 20.9 miles in the bag in 4 hours 9 mins, felt good at the end of it so hopefully with the crowds at the end it will get me to the end.
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London Marathon 2019 on 18:47 - Apr 8 with 1646 viewsmisty1984

So as I’ve mentioned the main reason for the fundraising is to help with the improvement of the premises that we have.
This weekend we had the opening of the 1st part of the project, a community coffee bar. The Mayor for Ipswich came and officially opened the coffee bar.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Wharfe-Coffee-Bar-2080853588677780/

Here is a link to the Facebook page for the coffee bar and will have details there for dates and times of openings coming up if anyone wants to pop in and say hello and see a bit more of what we are trying to do then please do so.
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London Marathon 2019 on 10:01 - Apr 10 with 1414 viewsgainsboroughblue

Great stuff.

Some close friends of mine have a daughter with Usher's syndrome so this charity is very close to my heart. Will definitely be donating and the best of luck. :)
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London Marathon 2019 on 14:44 - Apr 10 with 1366 viewsBrianTablet

Well done on getting this far.
Have a good run.

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London Marathon 2019 on 15:10 - Apr 10 with 1356 viewsmisty1984

London Marathon 2019 on 10:01 - Apr 10 by gainsboroughblue

Great stuff.

Some close friends of mine have a daughter with Usher's syndrome so this charity is very close to my heart. Will definitely be donating and the best of luck. :)


My mum as well as been Deaf (luckily she has some hearing due to hearing aids) but is registered blind so know a bit about Usher as she has some friends with it.

If I do another marathon (New York is one I would like to do) then a charity to do with blindness would be next on my list as it’s awful watching someone losing their sight especially with the hearing problems added in.
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London Marathon 2019 on 20:05 - Apr 17 with 369 viewsSpruceMoose

London Marathon 2019 on 15:10 - Apr 10 by misty1984

My mum as well as been Deaf (luckily she has some hearing due to hearing aids) but is registered blind so know a bit about Usher as she has some friends with it.

If I do another marathon (New York is one I would like to do) then a charity to do with blindness would be next on my list as it’s awful watching someone losing their sight especially with the hearing problems added in.


New York marathon route runs along the bottom of our street. If you ever end up doing it let us know and I'll sort you out a sign/banner or something!

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