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Oct 11th 2019 Back to latest news

Human Tragedy Inspires Human Effort
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Running for charity is fun, until the last few kilometers, when digging deep is key. We understand the motivation to help charities is personal to each individual’s human situation.

We support PTA’s, Charities and official fundraisers every week and love it when team members are out there raising funds. Here is what 3 gallant girls got up to for charity one sunny October weekend.

Emma Nails Her Personal Best!

Emma Completes Her Charity Run
Emma coming home on a personal best run

“This year I set myself two ‘New Year’s Resolutions’; Firstly, to lose 3 Stone in weight and the second to get active.

All with the aim of showing my 8 year old daughter the importance of looking after your own health.

I am sat here today having achieved both and to celebrate my achievements. Last weekend I competed in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, running a 10k event.

I raised £349 for Alzheimer’s Society and completed the course in a PB of 1:06:54.  Alzheimer’s Society is a charity very close to my heart after losing a very close family member to the disease, 4 years ago.”  Emma Newsum, Head of HR

 

Emma and Yaz for Macmillian
Yaz and Emma Smiling Before The Race

 Yaz completes race despite injury to both ankles!!

Charity- Alzheimer’s Society and I raised £180.

Why – I did the race in memory of my grandma Gladys who sadly passed away after suffering with Alzheimer’s for over 5 years.

I wanted to help raise money and awareness of the disease.

The money I raised goes towards funding for research to help find medicines to help people live with the disease and also goes towards supporting families whose loved ones are suffering from Alzheimer’s.

I wanted to prove to myself that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and I knew doing a 10k would be a tough challenge which I wanted to take on.

 

 

Sandra Palmer-Snellin Surprises Herself

Sadly my daughter lost a life long 14yr old school friend to suicide in 2019.

Beating personal best on #Willdoes charity run
Running with a friend always makes it easier.

I went to school with his mum and the  ripple effect on everyone his life touched has been immense.

Will’s mother, Les, has set up the charity to help young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with daily life   #WillDoes

“We arranged to complete the 10K across the Purbecks in the walking group. My husband John and daughter Pippa walked to the top of the Purbeck Hills where the views were inspiring. At the 5K mark a friend ran past me and I thought “I can run for a bit too”. I set off trotting across the grass. With the support of other runners, Vicky and Val, I managed 5K! Imagine my surprise, joy and later sore ankles!”