South Downs Trek!!

14560113_1046337508797807_6211724301982432206_o img_0021We entered a team into the trek walking 21 miles across the beautiful South Downs, consisting of myself, Catherine Henderson and her husband Andrew, and Mike Slator and his wife Sarah from our local pharmacy.

Valerie Manor have been raising money for St Barnabas House for six years now, so far raising an incredible £7,656.09.

This was a real challenge for all of us. I’ve never walked 21 miles before. The bottom of my legs really hurt  but it was very enjoyable and we had a lovely day for it!

St Barnabas support not only our residents, but the staff as well, through difficult times. We do a lot of end of life care at Valerie Manor so we’re glad for the support from St Barnabas.

There is still time if you would like to support us following our Trek by following the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Valerie-Manor-StBarnabas

 

Brighton Marathon – St Barnabas!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored Alan to run his 4th Marathon this year in aid of St Barnabas. We were delighted to say that Alan raised £611.25 in memory of Yvonne, one of our dear members of staff who sadly passed away last year.

Thank you again for all of your support.

 

Brighton Marathon 2016

IMG_0322This Sunday saw me run (and complete!) my 4th Brighton Marathon and whilst it wasn’t a personal best, I was pleased to finish as my training was partly affected with my injury from last years race.

I crossed the line in 4 hours and 20 minutes and have to say what a brilliant atmosphere I experienced before, during and after the race.

I struggled around Shoreham Power station as it involves running away from the finish and there are large parts of it that for obvious reason that have no spectators to cheer the competitors on. It was at this stage I thought about Dear Yvonne and why I had committed to running the marathon in her memory.

I must say that running in a bright yellow top (Yvonne’s favorite colour) certainly get’s you noticed and throughout the course I was cheered along by everyone.

Finally – thank you to everyone that sponsored me – I know St Barnabas House will put these funds to excellent use.

If you would like to donate it’s never to late – just visit the our Just Giving page by clicking here.

 

It’s that time of year again! Brighton Marathon 2016!

Alan has been training since January for his 4th consecutive Brighton Marathon and it has gone very well. He recently completed the Steyning Stinger 1/2 marathon as part of the training plan and will this weekend complete the longest of the training runs (20 miles) before reducing the mileage in the last few weeks before the big event on Sunday 17th April!

He will be running in memory of our dear friend Yvonne and will be dressed in her favorite colour yellow.

Please do support Alan by visiting our Just Giving page as we continue to raise funds for St Barnabas House in Worthing.

https://www.justgiving.com/Valerie-Manor-StBarnabas

 

Alan