Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise!

Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise!


+ estimated £11 Gift Aid
£1,000 target

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Started on 13th May 2020 Wantage, England, United Kingdom

Like the rest of the UK (and beyond) the 'Covid-Lockdown' saw me move out of my comfy little bubble! With Covid-19 threatening to overwhelm our NHS I joined many others in moving back to lend a hand.  

On returning, I swiftly volunteered to move from my relatively familiar role into the very different role of ‘ICU Nursing Assistant’.

There is one reason that I have found working in this entirely different environment & looking after some incredibly poorly patients ‘Challenging’ rather than ‘Impossible’ & ‘Understandably Upsetting’ at times rather than ‘Completely Overwhelming’.

That reason is the absolutely fantastic ICU Team that I have had the pleasure of working within at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

So, to show my appreciation for our Fabulous NHS I have set up this challenge as a way to raise funds whilst also hopefully encouraging myself and others to get a big fitter and healthier along the way.

Here is the plan:

LOSE Something (In my case, Excess Pounds.....over 3 stone to reach the start line of the Reading Half Marathon at sub-10 Stone)

GAIN Something (in my case Running complete the race in sub-9-minute miles to eventually achieve my first ever sub-2 hour half-marathon)

RAISE Funds for our Brilliant NHS.....our challenge aim is to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together to support the incredible NHS Staff & Volunteers!

Your support by either joining the challenge or donating would be very much appreciated! 

Thank you.

Kirsty & Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise! 


Hilda Morris
6th June 2020 at 4:04pm

Good luck with your challenge!

Hilda Morris
6th June 2020 at 4:03pm

pledged £40

Kirsty Hannah Harris
13th May 2020 at 6:09pm

Starting off Challenge 'Lose, Gain, Raise' by donating the cost of my place in the Reading Half Marathon as it given to me for free as a 'Frontline Worker' by the organisers!

Kirsty Hannah Harris
13th May 2020 at 6:06pm

pledged £44 + an est. £11.00 in Gift Aid