Paul completed his 10K run to raise funds for our charity

Paul Robson, The Disability Resource Centre’s business manager, completed running 10K to help raise funds for our charity on the 25th May 2020.

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Please help Paul raise vital funds for our charity

Donations are coming in on Paul’s new Virgin Money Giving page where you can donate online and via text message direct to our charity.

To donate £5 by mobile phone text: Simply text DRCBEDS to 70085.

Paul’s raising money in support of our vital services during the coronavirus crisis, for disabled people and carers in Bedfordshire and Luton.

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Here is an update on Paul’s progress to 10K and £1500 for our charity

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25th May 

9.51am (ish)

He’s done it. Paul’s completed his 10K run.

67 mins 44 seconds. That’s a brilliant achievement. And Paul was broadcasting his run live at our Facebook page while running too!

Please help Paul raise vital funds for our charity.
You can donate online: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulRobson10K
Or via text message direct to our charity.
To donate £5 by mobile phone text: Simply text DRCBEDS to 70085.
Paul’s raising money in support of our vital services during the coronavirus crisis, for disabled people and carers in Bedfordshire and Luton.

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25th May

8.45am

And he’s off…

Paul’s taking the controls of our Facebook page for his 10K run this morning, so he can broadcast his run live, to our 1000+ followers and fans.
Check our Facebook page for videos and more: https://www.facebook.com/TheDisabilityResourceCentre/

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24th May

Paul talks about the reasons he decided to run 10K to raise funds for our charity.

In preparation for his 10K run to support our charity, Paul talks about the ways we’ve been helping vulnerable local people during the coronavirus crisis, and why we need your donations so we can continue our vital services…

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22nd May 2020

Friday night 5K.

Watch Paul on his Friday night 5K run and ponder his first beer in a pub after the lockdown, which is rather handily on his running route:

A bit blurry, but you might be able to see that Paul’s 5K pace is his best yet!

Well done, Paul. Just 2 days before the 10K.

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19th May 2020:

Paul achieved a brilliant 7 kms in under 7 mins/km at 7am this morning!

Watch Paul’s latest video as he runs in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside this morning.

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17th May 2020:

Paul sent us some short videos showing a typical training run and also a short clip of his brilliant dog, Vince, as pacemaker.

This morning Paul achieved a 10K run. Well done Paul! We are really proud of your progress. Just 8 days to go before the 10K charity run.

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15th May 2020:

Paul told us yesterday:  ‘I ran 7k this morning at 6:30am (but my wife ran 8.5k at same time!) and aiming for another 10k(ish) run over the weekend.

I haven’t had a beer since last weekend but can’t promise not to at the weekend.

As Boris has told me personally, that I can now run in the countryside (and for as far as I want and for as long as I want), then to the fields it will be on the 25th May.

One of my friends who works for a brewery has promised me a delivery of beer if I can get under an hour – unfortunately for me his beer is safe!”

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Please help Paul raise vital funds for our charity

Donations are coming in on Paul’s new Virgin Money Giving page where you can donate online and via text message direct to our charity.

To donate £5 by mobile phone text: Simply text DRCBEDS to 70085.

Paul’s raising money in support of our vital services during the coronavirus crisis, for disabled people and carers in Bedfordshire and Luton.

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Earlier…

Paul said “I was geared up mentally to do the Vitality London 10K which was obviously cancelled due to the current situation and so instead I’m running on my own, live on Facebook. On the 25th May, come rain (or snow!) I’m running 10K and hoping people will sponsor me to support our charity in Dunstable.

Why did I decide to do this? Well, my wife is very healthy and I’m trying to lose some weight (1 stone so far) and hadn’t run for 30 odd years, so I thought it’s about time to get serious with my health. It took me a while to actually get my head around attempting this and believe me, for a start it hurt every time I went running. Although I still find it challenging I am now pretty confident and starting to enjoy a run, especially now I can run for longer and enjoy the lovely countryside.

I’m only averaging around 7 minutes per kilometre so 10K will take me 70 to 80 minutes of running. I hope to do a live broadcast at the beginning, at the midpoint, and at the end.”

We are all excited about Paul’s run and will be posting about his progress on our Facebook page in the days up to the event. You’ll be able to track his progress on the day too.

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So please support Paul by sending your donation via his Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.

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To donate £5 by mobile phone text: 

Simply text DRCBEDS to 70085

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We are here to help

Our full team are all working at home during the coronavirus crisis, providing our many services by phone and online via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, mobile text, email and you can also chat to us live on this website:

WhatsApp: 07871 744157
Phone: 01582 470 900
Facebook Messenger: @TheDisabilityResourceCentre
Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
Text us: 07871 744157
Chat to us now: Click the pink ‘chat to us’ box below, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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We’ll help support you with lots of practical information. For specific advice about benefits, benefits appeals and equipment we can arrange dedicated telephone appointments.

Our website provides up-to-date web links to relevant and trustworthy websites, both locally and nationwide. You can chat to us on our website or at our popular Facebook page.

We’re busy contacting the most vulnerable people in our area and connecting up online with local support groups in our community.

Our dedicated carers team is helping carers and PAs to understand about changes required in their work practices during the crisis and any support or benefits they may be entitled to claim.

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Useful links during the coronavirus crisis:

Help for unpaid carers in Luton

Through our Carers Central service we provide 1-2-1 help for unpaid carers who can discuss more in-depth issues with our carer support workers, Sally and Levi. Please phone our dedicated carers helpline on 0300303 0201 to make an appointment or use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Latest coronavirus information for older people and vulnerable people

Useful links during the coronavirus crisis for benefits, grants, help with paying bills, paying rent, mortgages and more…

 

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