London Marathon 2019: Fundraising Update

July 9, 2018

It’s been almost one month since my first fundraising update so I thought I’d write another update with you to share my progress.

In my last fundraising post, which you can read here, I shared the amazing news that I’d managed to raise £455.18. That’s 28% of my £1,600 fundraising target for WellChild.

I’d managed to raise this amount my donating the first £100 myself, and then by sharing my fundraising page with friends and family. This saw some online donations come in. I also sold some items that I no longer needed, and made some crafts to sell. My biggest fundraiser though was my first event which was a family magic show. This raised an amazing £192.68.

Since my last update, I’m pleased to say that I’ve now crossed the half way point and have raised 61% of my £1,600, bringing my total up to £976.50.


Here’s a breakdown of my fundraising to date:

£100 – My donation

£135 – Online donations

£142.50 – Selling things

£192.68 – Magic Show

£250.00 – Local business sponsorship (see below for more info)

£60.82 – Coffee morning

£95.50 – Bucket collection in local garden centre

So, as you can see, I’m making good progress. I have one more bucket collection this month in local shops, and I’m hoping to organise some more events and raffles too.


If you’d like to donate, even just £1 (PLEASE!), I’d be very grateful! You can find my fundraising page online here: (please copy and paste link into your web browser).

New sponsors

I’d also like to take a moment to introduce you to two of my sponsors, and I also want to say a very big thank you to them both!

Four Walls Online have 50 years experience across the full spectrum of the property market in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. They know what local Landlords, Developers and Homeowners are looking for – and Four Walls caters 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’re offering 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 surgery was established over 40 years ago in Rhiwbina village. In 1997 the practise was taken over by Nick Claydon and it still remains an integral part of Rhiwbina village life. Rhiwbina Dental at the Pines in Whitchurch was established in 2010, and serves private patients in the gorgeous surroundings of a rare Georgian gem situated alongside the ancient white church in Whitchurch. The beautifully walled and landscaped gardens, edged with a lavender border, welcomes you to the practice with an air of serenity. 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.



  • Jaki

    July 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Well done Emily, this is truly TRIUMPHANT! You’re doing something wonderful. I hope the training is going equally as well! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales

  • Stuart

    July 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Well done with your fundraising and good luck with your training! #triumphanttales

  • Veronica Lee

    July 13, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Kudos, Emily! You are amazing!


  • Chloe

    July 13, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Well done you are for no s great job fundraising. I hope that your training is going well #thatfridaylinky

  • David Pearson

    July 13, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Looks like you’re doing a great job with the fundraising. Well done!

  • Enda Sheppard

    July 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Well done indeed #thatfridaylinky

  • MotherGeek

    July 13, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    EEK! You’re doing amazingly! I’ll look out for you sharing your progress on social media and share it for you 🙂 #thatfridaylinky

  • Tina Bailey

    July 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    You’re putting me to shame! I can’t run up the stairs these days haha! Amazing progress on your fundraising. I’ll be rooting for you…. from my armchair! #thatfridaylinky

  • Tracy Albiero

    July 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    This is so wonderful for you to do. #thatfridaylinky

  • Laura Dove

    July 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    WOW well done you! You have already raised so much, that’s amazing! What a great cause too, I really admire anyone who runs. I wish I could! #thatfridaylinky

  • Laura

    July 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Well done, you’ve raised ever such a lot already! Good luck with the rest of your training. #ThatFridayLinky

  • Dynamic Dad

    July 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Excellent work! Good luck with the training and the fundraising too!

  • Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    July 14, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Great job – you will be making such a difference. Good luck with the training xx

  • Jeremy@ThirstyDaddy

    July 14, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    congrats Emily. Off to a great start

  • John Adams

    July 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Very best of luck with the fundraising Emily. You’re doing very well and how great to get two commercial sponsors on board. Thanks also for hosting #thatfridaylinky

  • My Amazing Ordinary World

    July 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Wow well done! An amazing amount you have raised so far x

  • Musings of a tired mummy…zzz…

    July 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Fantastic progress on the donations. How is the running coming along? #thatfridaylinky

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