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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Nigel Lawrence is Running The London Marathon - Raising Money for Stonewall


Nigel Lawrence is running The London Marathon again this year on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018 - raising money for Stonewall.

You'll probably know Nigel or recognise him if you've ever visited The Three Tuns, Lower Halstow.

Last year, Nigel smashed his fundraising total, and his marathon finish time too. Let’s help him do it again this year!

Please visit Nigel's Virgin Money Giving page where you can sponsor him and help him on his way towards his target of £2000 for this very worthy cause. Please remember to Gift Aid!

Please sponsor Nigel here ☞ virginmoneygiving.com/NigelLawrence

Nigel's Story

“Hello and thank you for visiting my page!

Once again I'm running the 2018 London Marathon for my second consecutive year! Last year I crossed the finish line after 3 hours, 56 minutes and 24 seconds; the best time within my charity group. This year I'm aiming to beat that, and I'm doing it all for a new cause!

From attending pride and helping out at other related causes I have been inspired by peoples stories of asylum because of the danger they face for being LGBT in their home country. We still hear of the rise of LGBT hate crimes in the UK alone, and just last year I faced discrimination for holding hands with my partner. Hopefully one day discrimination and hate crime can be eradicated for everyone to be who they are, wherever they are.

That's why this year I'm running for Stonewall, the UK's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity.

Since being established in 1989, they've helped lobby for legal changes including the repeal of Section 28, lifting of the ban on gay men serving in the military and the introduction of laws protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people when using goods and services.

Whilst there have been huge steps forward in legal equality, there’s still so much left to do.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people face persecution each day – both here and overseas. Young people are still bullied for being gay, and being gay is illegal in 75 countries around the world; which is punishable by death in ten.

Stonewall needs our help in changing hearts and minds so that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people can live freely without fear of discrimination.

Stonewall receives no core government funding and funds are instead raised in a variety of ways including donations, sponsorship and fundraising events.

So please help me reach my total and support such an amazing cause!”
For more information, visit: www.stonewall.org.uk

Thank you

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