London to Paris cycle
Long-term supporter Norman Head of Staines-upon-Thames completed a fundraising challenge by cycling from London to Paris.
Norman said, "I am very happy to support Practical Action and encourage their work which raises the quality of life for rural communities by providing innovative solutions on important matters such as clean water supply, hygienic waste disposal and reduced smoke cooking methods."
Florence Marathon 2017
Pete and Jess Bagnall ran the Florence Marathon in November 2017. As well as fundraising for Practical Action, they were also taking part to mark Jess' 40th birthday. It was Jess' 10th marathon, but only Pete's first and he enjoyed having the chance to train with his wife,
"The highlight has really been having a common goal for both Jess and I to train for, and occasionally managing to train together. Busy lives and children so often get in the way of the reasons you end up together with someone; it was great to connect closer over something like this. Being able to raise money and spread the word a bit about Practical action was just the icing on the cake."
Apperley Quarter Marathon
In September 2017, Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, Brenda Read-Brown, accomplished the Apperley Quarter Marathon to raise funds for Practical Action. Brenda really enjoyed training, recalling, "Running alongside wheat fields early in the mornings was a joy! And I’m a poet, so it gave me the opportunity to work on poems in my head, with a bit of peace and quiet."
Brenda raised over £250 and really appreciated the support at the event, "It was lovely that people were standing along the route, cheering on even the slow ones like me - this was a real boost."
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Thank you to everyone for your dedication and support. We couldn't do what we do without you.