Running a marathon, half-marathon or even a 10k race is a daunting prospect for many of us. But during April, five fabulous brighterway fundraisers met the challenge head on whilst raising money for their individual causes.
Between them, they covered a distance of almost 58 miles and raised over £3,000, which is already being used to fund some fantastic projects and ideas. Here’s how they all got on:
- Cath Smith and Cathy Smallwood took on the ABP Southampton 10k race to raise money to support the health and wellbeing of staff at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Cath Smith came fifth in her category, completing the race in 49 minutes and setting a personal best! Together they raised £410 which has already been used to hold a staff football match, provide yoga classes and purchase pedometers to promote an active lifestyle.
- Liz Vernon-Wilson completed the ABP Southampton Half Marathon in 1 hour and 52 minutes, raising £414 to support the Recovery College. The money will be used to help pay for the production of a book of mental health recovery stories, which aims to instill hope in everyone that reads it.
- Siobhan Solomon ran in the ABP Southampton 10k race and raised £307, exceeding her original fundraising target by over a third. Siobhan plans to use to money to fund extra resources and tools for the Fareham and Gosport school nursing team to support vulnerable families on issues such as obesity management and emotional wellbeing.
- Superstar fundraiser, Kate Walters ran the London Marathon and raised an astonishing £2098. Kate heads up the Family Nurse Partnership service in Gosport and Havant and will use the money to provide the vulnerable first-time young mums her and her team care for with boxes of home essentials to ensure their babies have the best start in life.