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Chelmsford 10k 2018
22 Jul 2018

Becky's Race for Life

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Becky Pardoe

Total raised

£535.00

+ £103.75 Gift Aid

107 Complete
107% of £500.00 target
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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money to beat cancer sooner.

This time last year after a photo was taken of myself by a family member I decided to make the decision to change my life. I couldn't stand what I saw in the mirror and was disgusted with how big I had let myself get. I couldn't walk up the stairs without getting out of breath and I certainly couldn't run further than the end of the drive. That day I decided to start making a healthier, happier and more motivated me in preparation of turning 30. I began training once a week with my brother who is a personal trainer. This then increased to twice a week and then eventually 3 times a week once I became a bit fitter. I now attend bootcamp 4 times a week as well as parkrun.

I joined Slimming World in April 2017 to accompany my training. It was the best decision I have ever made. Not one regret from stepping into that class for the first time not knowing what to expect or knowing I may never have the confidence to return. In just over a year I've lost nearly 4 stone and have 6.5lbs to go until target. It's been a long journey but I can feel happy knowing that I have a much better outlook on life as a much healthier 30 year old.

Other people aren't so lucky which is one of the reasons I will be running the 5km in Colchester, 10km in Chelmsford and the Half Marthon at Lee Valley this year. I've never ran further than 5km before so for me this is a real challenge. I will be running for my beautiful friend Karen, whom I met through Slimming World and has become a life long friend.

Karen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2018 with absolutely no warning whatsoever. Karen is such a brave, caring and selfless lady. She is beautiful both inside and out and would do anything for anyone. She is a true fighter and is showing this through her strength and courage throughout her tough treatment, which includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy and the agonising trauma of losing her hair. Throughout all this she is being a real trooper and is a true inspiration to others in so many ways. She has not let her diagnosis get her down instead she is making the most if everything. She continues to be her happy, bubbly self who we all love very much. I am honoured to be running this race for Karen and would love to raise as much money for a great cause as I can.

Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 10k to raise money and save lives.

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.

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Latest updates

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Rebecca Halls

2018-10-06T13:22:37+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Awesome achievement and you’ll smash it!! Good luck Becky xx

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Maureen McCabe

2018-09-30T18:02:43+00:00

£5.00

+£1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck hope it went well

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Amanda Alker-Newman

2018-07-26T11:57:53+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Thank you Becky 💜👑

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Lauren Deakin

2018-07-23T22:07:34+00:00

£5.00

+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Becky, keep going Lovely! 🙌🙂

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Sharon Thompson

2018-07-22T21:24:54+00:00

£20.00

Well done ladies! xx

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Veronika Volfova

2018-07-22T17:46:40+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Becky.x

Total raised£535.00

Online£535.00

Offline£0.00

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