When small and large charities are calling out for runners to support them, we feel very privileged as a local charity to have an amazing, enthusiastic and committed team of people running their socks off.
Heather and Lucy are Racing the Train in Wales on 20 August, running a gruelling 14 miles cross country for SfP; and Dan, Liam, Oli, Jon, James, Tom, and Peter are all signed up to take part in either the half or full Robin Hood on 25 September (see their links below).
Each of our runners has an emotional or personal story behind their decision to pull on the trainers and commit to weeks of training and [probably] sheer exhaustion on the day.
Take for example ‘The Mars Bar Man’, Jon Yarwood who is back for the 2nd time, running the Robin Hood half-marathon to raise funds for the charity that supported his granddaughter, Florence, and her parents:
The Mars bar is out for probably one last time. I’m going to chase it around Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half Marathon course on 25 September 2016, not because of my love of chocolate, which I have, but my passion for a wonderful local charity called School for Parents based in Sneinton. My sole reason for chasing a Mars bar is to give something back to the charity that loved, helped, and nurtured my beautiful little granddaughter who has Down’s syndrome. They also supported her mum, my daughter, when she most needed it.
“Our hopes for Florence are the same as every other grandparent – that she is happy and healthy and has support to achieve whatever she wants in life. SfP put us on the right track and I know Florence will do (and usually does do) exactly what she wants, but I also know that we and the staff at SfP are doing absolutely everything possible to make sure this happens.”
Small, local charities struggle to raise funds so I am, through my little business and old body, trying to help in some small way. I sell photocopier/printers and for any leads generated from now until September, I will donate 20% of my profit towards the fund.
Your support is vital to help make this work. Another [fitter] runner who would like to follow me with collecting buckets is welcome – but no overtaking or trying to get at my MARS BAR! Please spread the word and forward this to as many people as possible. I need sponsors, generous benefactors, local businesses and local media to give this some publicity.
Please visit my fundraising link http://bit.ly/MarsBarMan
Visit School for Parents website to see what they do https://www.footprintscec.org/ and take a look at mine too: http://jonyarwood.co.uk/
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07581 265 531
Thank you #TeamSfP you’re amazing!
Heather Anthony & Lucy Rose https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Heather-and-Lucy…
Dan White https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dan-White9
Liam Reid https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Liam-Reed1
Oli Jepson https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Oli-the-plumber
Jon Yarwood https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/jonyarwoodchasethemars… #
James Jones https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-jonesRHM2016
Tom Hughes http://www.justgiving.com/HUGTOM
Peter Hoult https://www.justgiving.com/Peter-Hoult