I applied for a ballot place but was unsuccessful! I have then applied for 6 different well known charity places and have slowly been unsuccessful in all! I really wanted to run for St Christopher Hospice or a children’s charity.
Anyway I set my mind on running the London marathon to mark my 40th Birthday next year and through perseverance I have finally managed to secure a place in the London Marathon! Yeah!!!!.......I will be running for SeeAbility.
SeeAbility used to be known as The Royal Society for the Blind. In 1992 the charity expanded its services in community based settings helping people in their own homes and by June 1994 The Royal School for the Blind became SeeAbility, reinforcing their message "Seeing Beyond Disability".
SeeAbility helps people who are blind or partially sighted and who have additional disabilities. They have worked for over 200 years with people who are blind or partially sighted and have additional disabilities, such as physical and learning disabilities, degenerative illnesses, brain injuries and mental health problems.
I have been given the opportunity to run for this charity to raise awareness and funds. I have to raise £1350 by Apr 2010.
I will be doing this through sponsorship, Xmas cake raffle, holding an aerobathon, delivering a walking course, coffee mornings, car boot fair and maybe a race night! All proceeds will go into my fund raising pot.
I have started my training and it is very hard. I will be putting in alot of effort to complete this marathon blood, sweat and tears!! I completed my first ten miles last week and it practically left me unable to walk! I am going to rest up this week and carry on my training at a slower pace! Check out my running blog on my website www.ctsfitness.com.
Sponsorship......this is the simplest way that you can help! Do you have any spare cash? i know things are tight in many households at the moment but £1 or £2 from everyone would make a big difference to my fundraising. The on-line sponsorship/donation web page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CTsFitness or please sponsor me in class!
Where you come in!
Charity Line Dancing Evening Sat 30th Jan 2010 7.30-10pm Wickham Hall, Sussex Road, West Wickham. £7.50pp in advance (£8.50pp on the night).
Charity Line Dancing Evening Sat 30th Jan 2010 7.30-10pm Wickham Hall, Sussex Road, West Wickham. £7.50pp in advance (£8.50pp on the night).Bring your own nibbles and drink.
Charity Aerobathon........I will be holding a 3 hour Aerobathon in Sat 27th Feb 2010 10-1pm £12 pp to raise monies. The session will cover Aerobics/Circuits/Zumba & Pilates! You can do all 4 or just one element! More details will follow so keep your eyes peeled for more information!!!!
Charity Walking Course....I usually run a walking course from Easter onwards. I will be selling a four week course for Apr but in March so that all proceeds from this course will go in the fundraising pot! The Walk will be on a weds night 7-8pm £5 per person so £20 for the 4 weeks. If you are interested then please contact me in the usual way. I would like 15 to 20 people so that I can raise between £300-£400.
One off charity walk......From Priory Hospital to Keston and back Sunday December 13th 2009 11.15-12.30pm £5 per person payable in advance. Everyone welcome. Please email me asap if you want to take part.
Race Night…….I need to look into this more! But I have envisaged hiring what is needed and holding this social event at sparrows den where the bar can be opened up and we can make an evening of it! Fri 26th Mar 2010 when everyone is fed up!!!
If you are interested in any of these fund raising ideas then please let me know!! if you have any other ideas then please share them!