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DECEMBER 2019 C25K GRADUATES - REQUEST YOUR BADGE HERE!!!😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hello runner!

Many congratulations for completing the 9 week Couch to 5K training programme! You can now run for 30 minutes continuously - you are a superstar!!!

Please comment below to request your Graduate badge.

We on the Admin Team feel enormously proud of you, and privileged to award you your richly deserved badge. We will try not to leave you waiting too long as we know how great it feels when your badge arrives - but please bear with us! We will give you your badge as soon as possible 😊😊😊

We hope you will continue posting here in the Couch to 5K community, sharing your experience with the new runners working through the programme, and updating us with your progress as you consolidate your 30 minute runs.

Speaking of progression, we have a new monthly CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open, why not pop in and say hi!!!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And when you are ready, have a look at our 'WHAT NEXT?' post, for loads of great ideas about how to build upon your amazing achievement.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running!

Your Admin Team xx

December 1st, 2019

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Graduate Certificate designed by the lovely RunaroundSue!

Please note that our badges are visible if you are logged into the Couch to 5K community via a web browser, but unfortunately not in the Health Unlocked app.

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Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Just saying, love this programme and love this forum.

Third time round for me and comforting to know that the programme is available to anyone who wishes to give themselves this gift.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈπŸ’«

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

😘😘😘

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Ouchto5kmummy

Could I have a badge please? Week 9 completed on this chilly morning- thank you

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Ouchto5kmummy

Well done!! Amazing work!!!

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Ouchto5kmummy
Ouchto5kmummyGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank

You very much

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Renee66
Renee66Graduate

Hi hope I'm at the right place to request my graduation badge????Thank you for all the organization that goes into making people like me feel so good about starting to run.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Renee66

You most certainly are - there you go, superstar!!!

It is our absolute pleasure xxx

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Renee66
Renee66Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much! What a nice thing to do for us!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Renee66

We love it 😊😊😊

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beth_f
beth_fGraduate

Hello Roseabi. I completed my C25K this morning and would love a graduation badge. My final run (W9R3) was a charity 5K in aid of the firefighters which was lovely & a worthy cause (despite the mud). Thank you very much xx

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to beth_f

That's amazing - well done!!!

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SimonC25
SimonC25Graduate

Hi Roseabi, I actually completed C25k back in July but didn't get round to posting here for a badge. It is a brilliant programme and I love running (done 9 parkruns now, each one slightly quicker than the previous one). The support on this forum has been great.

Simon

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SimonC25

Hey Simon! That is so wonderful to read, you are a superstar!!!

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SimonC25
SimonC25Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Not so sure about the superstar bit. I just enjoy my running.

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Corarun
CorarunGraduate

Hurrah! I graduated this morning! I can’t quite believe it!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Corarun

Woohoo!! Well done you!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kazzykaz1
Kazzykaz1Graduate

Well I finally graduated 😁I did my final run on 29th November and I'm feeling so proud of myself. Onwards and upwards.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Kazzykaz1

Fabulous work - well done!!!!

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Medirun
MedirunGraduate

I graduated on 1 November so a badge would be great please!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Medirun

Congratulations!!!

Have you been enjoying your running since graduating?

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Marfwarbler
MarfwarblerGraduate

Hi! I graduated last Friday and did my first consolidation run today!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Marfwarbler

Awesome work - congratulations!!!

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Marfwarbler
MarfwarblerGraduate

Thanks!

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shrinkingjaz
shrinkingjazGraduate

Love this program, and love the community even more! I graduated this morning and would love a badge. Thank you so much! :)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to shrinkingjaz

There you go! Sparkly and shiny, just for you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation!! Enjoy your achievement 😊

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shrinkingjaz
shrinkingjazGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!!

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Fatbummum
FatbummumGraduate

Hi

Is there a badge for completing 10 k

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Fatbummum

Hi!

Yes there is, over on the Bridge to 10K community. Request your badge here:

healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

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Fatbummum
FatbummumGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Many thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘

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dewolf
dewolfGraduate

Please can I have a badge, completed today!!! Thank you

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to dewolf

Congratulations, runner!!!!!

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Tanny40
Tanny40Graduate

Completed the programme today! Lovely last run; looking forward to lots more as a graduate!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tanny40

Fantastic work - well done!!!

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Mellowyello
MellowyelloGraduate

Hello roseabi

I completed my C25K in November last year and I did put in for a Graduate request, but never received one 😩. I’m just starting the 5 to 10k and was wondering if I could have my 5k β€˜graduate’ recognition please?

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mellowyello

Hi!

I can see your Graduate badge next to your name. If you are using the Health Unlocked App to view posts here, I'm afraid you won't be able to see your badge. Log in via your internet browser and you should see it xxx

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Mellowyello
MellowyelloGraduate

Oh, I see. How come I can see other people’s graduation badges?

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mellowyello

That's curious! I'm going to PM you...

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SportyPsych
SportyPsychGraduate

Hi there! Very pleased and proud to report that I have completed my Couch to 5K runs today--and have the muddy trainers to prove it.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SportyPsych

Awesome! You must post a picture 😊😊😊

Congratulations, here is your badge xxx

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SportyPsych
SportyPsychGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thanks! Much appreciated.

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Auntysocial
AuntysocialGraduate

Just done W9 R3 this morning and have even signed up for a reindeer stampede (5Kpark run) on Sunday to prove it to the family. So I will get a medal, free antlers and a mince pie too. Winning!

So happy!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Auntysocial

Definitely winning! Here is your badge πŸ˜„

Many congratulations xxx

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Tommy1007
Tommy1007Graduate

So pleased I started running C25K

Feeling great, physically and mentally. Puts me in a great mood after Ive ran

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tommy1007

Amazing! That's great to see 😊😊😊

What week are you on?

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Tommy1007
Tommy1007Graduate

I finished the programme on 27th November and have been doing week 9 runs since

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tommy1007

Ah well, you'd better have a Graduate badge then - congratulations!!!!

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flossydog
flossydogGraduate

I completed my couch to 5k today with a park run. Thank you for all your support. Am so pleased.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to flossydog

Awesome - well done!!!!!!

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Noodle1991
Noodle1991Graduate

Hello Roseabi

Not sure if I’m commenting in the right place. I would really like to be awarded a graduation badge. My name is Jean Robinson and my user I’d is Noodle 91

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Noodle1991

Congratulations, superstar!!!!

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Thisoneistrying

I'm now a graduate! Amazing programme. Please may I have my badge? Thank you x

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Thisoneistrying

Certainly - there you go!

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thisoneistrying
ThisoneistryingGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you x

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Kirky1967
Kirky1967Graduate

Hi there, I finished week 9 this week. I've been running 5k since W8R1 on a time if between 32mins/34mins. I can't thank NHS Couch to 5k enough.. When I started W1 I had to stop after about 30secs... I can't believe how far I've come..

Thanks for everything, Dave. πŸ‘

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Kirky1967

That's amazing! Congratulations Dave!!!

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Kirky1967
Kirky1967Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you.

Dave πŸ‘

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Reviewer2000
Reviewer2000Graduate

May I also request a badge - completed last week, although I’m repeating the very last run until I feel more comfortable with 30 minutes. I’m still shy about my running. I never say β€œI’m going out for a run” but β€œI’m going out”, and I don’t run with other people as I don’t feel inclined/ not sure I could keep a conversation, and I don’t want to worry that I’m slowing people down. But by continuing consolidation I hope to improve my confidence.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Reviewer2000

Congratulations, and well done for keeping up with your running! You will certainly become a stronger and more confident runner xxx

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Jacca
JaccaGraduate

Hi roseabi,

please could I have my badge for completing c25k- Also could you please say thank you to all the team that make this forum possible- it’s amazing 🀩🀩🀩 thanks again!!

Jacca x

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jacca

Huge congratulations!!!

And that's really lovely of you to say, and I will most certainly pass it on! xxx

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Enxo
EnxoGraduate

Hi - Completed W9R3 today - thanks for all the help and advice - any chance of a badge?

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Enxo

Absolutely! A huge well done to you!!!

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Enxo
EnxoGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Many thanks!

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Buendia
BuendiaGraduate

Hi! I guess I technically graduated in October (when I completed the program) but I just did a full 5k (ran the whole thing!), and I'm so proud! So now finally requesting "graduate" next to my name. Thank you so much for this program!!! It has meant so, so much to me!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Buendia

Well done - superstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Glittery
GlitteryGraduate

Just seen this. I finished on Wednesday and still can’t quite believe I did it! Off the find the consolidation club thread as suddenly feeling a bit lost without the target of the next run in the program to keep me motivated.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Glittery

Congratulations, runner!!!!! You definitely did it 😊😊😊

Here is the link to the Club: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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getfitatlast
getfitatlastGraduate

Well that was horrible but its done now. Is there such a thing as a Personal Worst? That was it! Too many Christmas dinners over the weekend I think. Can I have my badge please?

I think I need to carry on with the 30 minute runs until it gets easier before I try anything else. I'll have a look at the consolidation info too I think.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to getfitatlast

Ha ha, well done!!!

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TryingHard73
TryingHard73Graduate

Hi - 3rd 30 min run completed tonight. Felt good and strong - unfortunately watch didn’t reflect this but pleased none the less!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to TryingHard73

Awesome work!!!

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TryingHard73
TryingHard73Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you!

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Frankiev
FrankievGraduate

Hi could I get my badge please, finished about a month ago, still running for 30mins and trying to increase my distance now. Great programme to support non runners like myself!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Frankiev

There you go, runner - amazing stuff!!!

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Jamenomi
JamenomiGraduate

Hi, I finally finished the plan last week 😁. Can't quite believe I've managed it especially when I remember how hard I found week 1! First run off plan this morning and managed to reach 5k for the first time too 😁😁. Mainly hated running at the start and now I mainly love it (although those first 5 mins are always my mental battleground!).

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jamenomi

That's wonderful - a massive well done to you!!!

And don't worry, we all feel like that 😊😊😊

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Itzbronte
ItzbronteGraduate

I graduated 29th Nov and never claimed my graduation badge.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Itzbronte

Hi, that's strange because I can see your Graduate badge next to your name! If you are using the Health Unlocked app unfortunately you will not be able to see your badge - you need to log in via a browser xxx

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Wildstrawberries

Hello, I just completed week 9 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³πŸŽŠ.. thank you for providing the goal and framework to radically improve my health over the past 2 months. I would be delighted to see Graduate next to my user name, thank you and Merry Xmas β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Wildstrawberries

Amazing! Huge congratulations, and a very merry Christmas to you too!!! xxx

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DoorsOff
DoorsOffGraduate

I am very happy to have completed my week 9 third run on December 8th....

....please may I graduate?!

Now continuing to run 5k three times per week

Thankyou very much!! I would never have believed it possible

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to DoorsOff

Certainly you may, you superstar!!!!

Very well done, and happy running 😊😊😊

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DoorsOff
DoorsOffGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much !!!!

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LadyAdur
LadyAdurGraduate

Hurray!!! I graduated this evening πŸ™ŒπŸ» I’m so amazed that this works, I still can’t believe it. Thank you to this wonderful forum for all the advice and motivation πŸ˜€

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to LadyAdur

You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jsh2803
jsh2803Graduate

Completed Week 9 Run 3 this am, whilst not yet at 5k in 30 mins would be delighted to Graduate badge. A fantastic network and programme

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to jsh2803

Many congratulations - well done!!!

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jsh2803
jsh2803Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you

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Runningdumpling

Hi there, graduated today. Very happy, please may I have s badge?

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runningdumpling

Absolutely! Congratulations!!!!!

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Hoysin
HoysinGraduate

Hi, I completed c25k this evening!! I can't believe I have done this. 😊😊

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Hoysin

Well done, superstar!!!!

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Forpetessake
ForpetessakeGraduate

Hello me again

Wow I’ve just completed

Many thanks for this forum for the advice and support along the way!

Couldn’t have done it without this support.

I never ever thought I could do this

If i can anyone can ❀️

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Forpetessake

Wonderful wonderful news - well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Justdoit2015
Justdoit2015Graduate

Hello, I completed my first 5k run last week on the last race of week 9 on the App. I completed the 30 minutes and just thought : sod it, and kept jogging. I was wearing a sports watch which told me how many KM I was running. I reached 5k after 43 minutes and 16 seconds, will probably write a post about it soon :)

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Justdoit2015

Congratulations!!!!

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Vicky_corsa
Vicky_corsaGraduate

Hi can you please add me to the December graduation list. Completed on Friday and it feels amazing.

Thank you all for your guidance and support that helped me achieve this.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Vicky_corsa

Here is your badge - and a massive well done!!!!!

And it's our pleasure xxx

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