How do you fundraise for a marathon? With a one-mile obstacle Tally-Ho race complete with hobby horse costumes and inflatable ponies of course.

Karen proclaims herself to be into all kinds of “mad” fundraising so decided to organise a fundraising spectacle to kick start her marathon journey.

With sponsorship from a local building firm, airtime on her local radio station and a raffle to boot, Karen managed to raise £455 from one event.

In addition to this event, Karen also held a cake sale, Christmas craft fair and managed to convince a friend to have Whizz-Kidz as the chosen charity for their dress-down day at work!

As somewhat of a fundraising legend, Karen advised, “Don’t leave fundraising too late – start straight away; a steady stream of donations keeps you motivated until the next fundraising event.

Karen was inspired to fundraise for Whizz-Kidz after seeing the support we’ve provided to her friend’s son who plays wheelchair basketball, “I was looking for a charity place and mentioned it to my friend. From speaking to her I know Whizz-Kidz has made a world of difference to her son. He is able to do so many things that he wasn’t able to do before and the impact on his confidence has been tremendous.”

Karen’s tried and tested approach meant that she raised a staggering £3,318.77 – double her original target!

£3,500 could cover the cost of providing a disabled child’s manual wheelchair.