What could be more motivating as I count down the 26.2 miles than thinking of all the young people who will benefit after I’ve completed this iconic marathon?
I'm running on average 30 miles a week and at the ‘business end’ 50 miles to prepare, the marathon is the finale run! My mantra - I can, I will. I must ;)
The John Bury Trust inspires young people who live in my brilliant home town to reach for the stars. The small grants really do make a big difference.
I’ve been a trustee 9 years since March 2011, so I’ve seen for myself how getting a cash injection or other practical support can lead to amazing success and happiness. I want the trust to be able to motivate even more young people to reach their potential and aspire to be the best they can be.
Recent examples of young people the trust has helped include:
Nightsafe, young peoples homeless charity based in Blackburn Lynsy Simm, providing financial support for children in care to carry out work experience Georgina Wright, personal development through funding a trip to Morocco to beech clean.
Thanks in advance for your support. It means a lot to be able to use this personal challenge to make a difference.