GOBYU Reflections

"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about." ~ Jonathan Harnisch

Just after the first mile of the Gods Own Backyard Ultra day loop, there's a building which has many placards displaying various quotes.

The particular placard with the above quote stuck out above all the others. It provided me strength when I was having a tough period and reminded me why I was out there as part of the Smilinggg mission.

'To build healthier and happier lives, one step and one smile at a time.'

I've reached out to almost everyone who has so kindly and generously donated to this year's Smilinggg fundraiser in support of @samaritanscharity.

There have been two or three people I've been unable to directly contact, so I just wanted to say thank you once again on here.

As of writing, we have smashed past the original target of £1,000 and are currently sat at £1,685.28 (Inc gift aid).

In addition to this, I still need to add the money raised from Smilinggg merchandise sales from this past week (all items will be posted later today!)

I can't thank you all enough. £1,685 has the potential to save 337 lives. For that I'm eternally grateful.

The fundraising page will remain open for one more week. Every £1 donated is appreciated beyond words. There's no such thing as too small a donation. (Link in bio).

Thank you,

Steps 👣 + Smiles 🤗

Keep #Smilinggg 💛

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