Please sponsor me…… I’m Participating in the Bupa Manchester 10k Event in May.

Posted: February 1, 2012 in kidney45challenge
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Please please sponsor me……

If you know me then you will know I don’t normally ask people for money but as you may know one of my goals for 2012 is to complete the Bupa Manchester 10 k run in under an hour.

The Manchester 10K run takes place on the 20th May and last year I completed it in an 1 hr and 30 mins. Normally I would run in aid of cancer research (as both of my parents were taken from me by this disease) but this year I thought I would raise money for something different and run for a couple for a local charities instead.  Its taken me a couple of months but I have finally decided what charities to run for.

There are two charities that I have chosen. The “one in eleven” appeal and “Sanctuary for Veterans”, described below.  My aim is to raise £200 which will be split between the two charities.  You can either sponsor me when you see me in person or you can sponsor me using the link below. Also if you prefer you can wait till I have completed the event.  It’s up to you.

To sponsor me online please click here

The details of each of the charities are as follows…….

1) One in Eleven

The one in eleven appeal aims to raise a million pounds to create a new Neonatal Unit at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Its called the one in eleven appeal because One in eleven babies born in Mid Cheshire every year needs additional support – ranging from a few hours of special care to a few weeks in an intensive care unit. The One in Eleven Appeal is aiming to raise significant funds for a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to further enhance the facilities at Mid Cheshire Hospitals. This will help transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable babies born in our local area.

This is very close to my heart as when Oscar (my son) was born he needed additional support in Crewe’s neonatal unit due to complications from an infection and jaundice. He was in there a week and we felt very lucky to have such a unit to treat our son.

2) Sanctuary for Veterans

The sanctuary for veterans will provide purpose-built luxury accommodation and support for injured veterans and their families.  It will also provide a bespoke service for widow(er)’s and their children. I personally don’t think we do enough for the men and women who protect our country. And with the recent wars and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan the statistics of service personnel being discharged through injury are set to rise dramatically.  Our country cannot cope with the needs and requirements of these brave individuals, because the demand and responsibility is too much.

Sanctuary for veterans is the brain child of Joe O’Connor who I have met through networking.  He is an inspirational speaker, who was seriously injured in  1999 whilst on a Special Forces training  exercise. He suffered a broken neck after a 400ft fall down a Welsh  mountainside. After spending years rehabilitating and rebuilding  his  life the idea was born  and Joe  became determined to turn a negative into a positive,  turning  this dream  into a reality.

So that’s it really.  I will keep you updated with progress of my training. At the moment my training is going really well and I am on target to smash last years time.

If you want to join me in the fun then click  http://www.greatrun.org/events/event.aspx?id=4 for more information. There is still time to enter :).

To sponsor me online please click here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you are going to sponsor me, thankyou :).

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