London Marathon 2019: Another Fundraising Update

August 15, 2018


It’s been just over a month since my last fundraising update so I thought it was time to write another update.

In my last post I shared with you how I’d managed to raise £976.50 towards my £1,600 target for WellChild, the national charity for sick children.

Since my last update I have managed to break through the £1,000 mark! I have now raised a total of £1,242.42! That’s 77% of my target, and means I have just £357.58 to go!

So here’s how I managed to raise more money:

£5.14 – Online donations

£4.00 – Selling things

£256.78 – Supermarket & Garden Centre Bucket Collection

I have another supermarket collection booked in for September, and hopefully another for early next year. I’m hoping these two will help my achieve my target, but I also have a raffle planned too!

If you can help, please donate online here.


In terms of training for the London Marathon, it’s not been going well lately. I haven’t run for around three weeks due to injury. I’m due to run the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 7th, so my training so far has really been for that, but it does all count towards my London Marathon training too.

I’ve seen a soft tissue therapist twice now who confirmed Piriformis Syndrome. Whilst this isn’t great news, it is good that I now know what’s causing the pain I’ve been having. My therapist has given me a set of stretches to do three times a day, and with regular sports massages, I’m really hoping to be back up and running soon!


As usual in these update posts I mention that I have two wonderful sponsors, Rhiwbina Dental and Four Walls Online.

I thought I’d give you some more information about them in this post.

Four Walls Online have over 50 years unrivalled experience across the full spectrum of the property market in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. They know that local landlords, developers and homeowners are looking for, and they cater for all needs, budgets and lifestyles.

Combining cutting-edge sales and lettings technology with their friendly team of experts based at their Cardiff office on Newport Road, they offer all the value of an online estate agency with the professionalism and personal touch of the more traditional approach.

They are Rent Smart Wales ARLA, NAEA, and ALMA accredited, adhering to the very highest standards in the industry whilst driving forward best practice, particularly in the online property market. Their team comprises fully qualified property professionals who are committed to delivering outstanding customer service.

Rhiwbina Dental was established over 40 years ago. Their practise is situated in Rhiwbina Village, Cardiff, and the practise was taken over by Nick Claydon in 1997 and remains an integral part of Rhiwbina village life.

They also have another practise called Rhiwbina Dental at the Pines. This was established in 2010 and serves private patients in gorgeous surroundings. Having visited the practise, I have to agree! The surroundings are beautiful, as is the building itself.

The Pines is a rare Georgian gem situated alongside the ancient white church in Whitchurch. The interior of The Pines has been carefully designed to stimulate the senses with intriguing works of art and sculptures designed to inspire and delight.


  • Dad

    August 17, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Congratulations on the fundraising, I’m sure you will meet your target! I’m very impressed with you takin on a marathon, I didn’t even manage to run the full 14k of the City2Surf last weekend. Good luck! #ThatFridayLinky

  • Kev

    August 17, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Good luck in the marathon. It’s good to be training so early and have the races in between now and the marathon to get up to speed with it (so to speak!).

    I do always wonder why people donate pounds and pence, such as £10.42. Never really understood that! The more the merrier though!

  • Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    August 17, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Reaching such a mile stone is fabulous! Congrats! xx

  • relentlesslypurple

    August 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

    So close to your target!! Good luck in the marathon 🙂 #ThatFridayLinky

  • Sophie

    August 17, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Keep going! You’ve almost made it. Well doneEmily for all your efforts. #thatfridaylinky

  • Dave – Dad’s Turn

    August 17, 2018 at 8:48 am

    3 quarters of the way there! A great way to support a cause and stay healthy! Good luck #ThatFridayLinky

  • Han-Son

    August 17, 2018 at 8:58 am

    All the very best of luck. It’s quite an achievement! #thatfridaylinky

  • John Adams

    August 17, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Great work on getting those corporate sponsors Emily. I think fundraising for the marathon is going to be a bigger challenge than running in the marathon isn’t it??? Good to know you’ve had the cause of pain identified too. Hope the therapy works for you. Thanks for hosting #thatfridaylinky

  • Dave Pearson

    August 17, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Firstly, well done on the fundraising – you are doing amazingly well.
    As for the physical training… injuries can be so frustrating but it’s vital you don’t rush back too soon and allow your body to heal. Take it from someone who’s worn that t-shirt far too often!

  • Veronica Lee

    August 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

    You are amazing! Congrats and Good Luck on the marathon.


  • katie

    August 17, 2018 at 9:58 am

    well done sis proud of you

  • Tracy Albiero

    August 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    You are getting there! So close. Keep it up. #thatfridaylinky

  • Enda Sheppard

    August 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Great progress. Hope that injury clears up soon #ThatFridayLinky

  • Michele Morin

    August 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    My son and his wife are in training right now for a marathon, and I am in awe of you marathon runners!

  • Calleen Petersen

    August 17, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    My hat goes off to you. I despise running with my whole soul. A marathon is no easy feat!

  • Denise Johnson

    August 17, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    You are doing so well with your fundraising and I think that you are very brave to do a marathon! #ThatFridayLinky

  • Mummy here and there

    August 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Brilliant achievement, well done X #thatfridaylinky

  • Nige

    August 18, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Well done on the fundraising you are doing a fab job thanks for hosting #thatfrudaylinky

  • Beth Owen

    August 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Oh wow how amazing! Well done you lovely . #ThatFridayLinky

  • Jo – Pickle & Poppet

    August 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Well done on breaking the £1k barrier! #ThatFridayLinky

  • Alan Herbert

    August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Well done on all the money raised so far.
    Those bucket collections at the supermarkets are a great way of upping the fundraising pot.
    I’ve helped on a few for the boys different sports clubs.

    Good luck with the rest of the fundraising and the event itself.


  • Lisa Pomerantz

    August 20, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Congrats and keep going! You are so very close, I see you far exceeding goals! <3 #Thatfridaylinky xoxo

  • Kate

    August 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Almost there! Well done you and look forward to seeing the 100 per cent figure reported in due course #ThatFridayLinky

  • Musings of a tired mummy…zzz…

    August 22, 2018 at 8:37 am

    You are doing so well and I hope your injury is manageable now you have exercises to help. #thatfridaylinky

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