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Mairead to Run Half-Marathon – In Sydney!

August 28, 2015

thf_news_mairead1_600x350Mairead Gillespie is a terrific supporter of THF and will be running a half-marathon in Sydney, Australia, in September to support THF.

“This September I’m running the Sydney Blackmores Running Festival Half Marathon and fundraising to support The Helen Foundation.

“Helen was really encouraging to my sister and me, who mainly got to know her as members of the same youth theatre in Teignmouth, Devon. We are so lucky to have had such a happy and kind ‘older girl’ role model in our community. Her motivational attitude was an inspiration not only to us then, but it still is now. ”

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You can support THF by donating to Mairead’s Virgin Money Giving page by clicking here. If you are a UK tax payer, VMG will recover the tax you have paid on your donation and pass all of it on to THF.  Brilliant! This is a really cost-effective way to donate to THF – and very encouraging for Mairead.

In the group picture, Helen is (centre, back row, b&w dress) and Mairead (centre, front row, blue trousers) in the Teignmouth Tykes’ production of Annie twenty years ago…

Go Mairead, go!

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