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If you have an idea about a potential fundraising venture or would like to get in touch with us to discuss, then please email:  or call  Mob: 07799 133 305 and ask for Roz Miller, FCT Chief Executive.


10K RAISED £950

On 15th September 2018 Nancy and Jane Hawthorn ran 10k around Kew Gardens in aid of the Family Counselling Trust. We are delighted to announce they raised a staggering £ 950 from their Just Giving website, massively exceeding expectations given their initial target was just £400. The cause of young people’s mental health and the provision of low cost counselling services in Dorset clearly touched people’s hearts and we wish to thank all of those who sponsored them.

It started off as a mother and daughter thing. “We both wanted to be a little less couch potatoey” says Nancy. “I was about to go off to uni to study law and wanted to build running into my daily routine and Mum, with a very sedentary job as a counsellor, wanted to start running further than the 2k around the block she had been doing for years”.

“Running together was fantastic” says Jane, “come on Mum you can do it!” was a regular refrain as we increased our distance 1k at a time along the beautiful North Dorset Trailway. I certainly could not have done it without all Nancy’s support and motivation – my very own personal trainer encouraging me to go the whole 10k – and we are both very proud to say we did it and raised a fantastic sum for the Trust while we were about it!!”


So runners now it’s your turn! Inspired by Nancy and Jane’s lead, the FCT is planning another run next year, this time trying to rally as many supporters as possible to join in on a 5k for 5k on the Blandford Park Run. This will be a chance for all FCT supporters and their families and friends to join in on a great fun day out along the North Dorset Trailway and raise some more much needed funds for the Trust.

So all you runners out there, time to get your running shoes on! And for all of you who have not run before do not be deterred – 5K park runs are intended to get everyone up and going. If you have never run before visit the NHS Couch to 5k website to get good advice on how to go about it. Running is good for you and good for families – and we are giving you 6 months to get into training! We would be delighted if you could join us so get this date in your diary:

FCT 5K FOR 5K SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019 – We look forward to seeing you there!

To set up your fundraising page, please click on the Virgin Money Giving icon below which will take you to the FCT Fundraising page, then click on the blue ‘Start Fundraising’ button (on the right) and follow the instructions.
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