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Update from GDA Cheltenham Half runners

Since signing up to run the Cheltenham Half Marathon for GDA, supporters Kimberley Robinson and Alex Tomlinson have hit the ground running with their fundraising and training.
Kimberley and Alex have shared this update with us to let us know what they've been up to to get their preparations underway...

Wow! We have been totally overwhelmed with support over the last few weeks since sharing our story. We have featured in the Gloucestershire Echo, on the Cheltenham Half Marathon website and Swindon Parish Newsletter. In the six weeks since we decided to sign up for this challenge, we have reached 95% of our fundraising target thanks to your generosity. Because of this, we have been inspired to not only reach our target, but to double it! We now have ambitions to raise £1,000 for GDA.


We have had generous donations from local businesses for a raffle that we will be holding later in the summer. Tickets can be bought at GDA classes and socials, and prizes include tickets to any Cheltenham Town Hall event, a ski or snowboarding class at Gloucester dry slopes, £35 voucher for KUBOI sushi restaurant, £20 off a meal at the Spice Lodge and many more!


We also have some exciting projects in the pipeline to raise awareness of deafness within our local community. We are currently working with Leisure@ Cheltenham to organise a deaf friendly gym environment and are hoping to trial some BSL group exercise classes within the next couple of months! If you are interested in this, please get in contact with Kim and Alex to discuss ways you can get involved.


Thank you to Nicholas White Hairdressing Salon in Cheltenham for their generous donation of £100, and to AVM Storage in Cheltenham for their generous donation of £50. And of course, thank you to each of you who have already donated. If you haven’t yet donated but would like to, please visit www.justgiving.com/KimLexMarathon or text GDAS50 and the amount to 70070.


To keep updated with our progress, offer support or to get involved with our projects, visit www.facebook.com/KimLexMarathon and like our page.
GDA is absolutely delighted with what Kimberley and Alex have achieved so far and we're looking forward to hearing their next update. Please join us in getting behind Kimberley and Alex in their quest to not only complete the run but to raise awareness of what it's like to live with hearing loss.
Read our initial interview with our Cheltenham Half Marathon runners by clicking here.   
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