Back in June I applied to run the ASDA FOUNDATION YORK 10K for MARTIN HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE. The race took place around the beautiful city of York and lead us past Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and Rowntree Park.
Although I do really enjoy running and challenging myself the best part for me was knowing that there were thousands of us there running for a charity of our choice. My chosen charity this year was MARTIN HOUSE HOSPICE.
What does this charity do?
The aim of this charity is to provide family led care for children with life-limiting conditions. Children, young people and their families can go and stay to find support, rest and practical help. And although it is a place and love and peace, it very much has a lively and very friendly atmosphere so everyone can enjoy the best quality of life.
Another great thing about the hospice is that it cares for everyone and anyone, and no matter if they have a malignant disease such as cancer or a progressive disorder the workers make sure that they value each member of the family as individuals and care for their own needs.
Martin House relies entirely on donations, legacies and fundraising to raise over £3.5 million, towards their annual running costs of £4.9 million a year. This is to provide vital care and support for local children and their families, which is why it is so important to give whatever you can as without donations this amazing charity would very much struggle.
I am very pleased to say that the race took me a total of 56 minutes and I have so far raised £103 which is above my target!!
Make sure you do your bit for charity and be sure to check out the amazing work that MARTIN’S HOUSE HOSPICE do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! And although the race may have finished, their care certainly hasn’t… So feel free to click on their link below or my just giving page. (still accepting sponsor money).
FIND THEM: http://www.martinhouse.org.uk/Support-Us
ASDA FOUNDATION: http://www.runforall.com/
MY JUST GIVING PAGE: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/E-CUTTS