As newbies we left it a bit late to get places in this years’ runs and walks as a charity. However if anyone knows of someone who has a place in any run and is looking for a charity to run for send them our way! Any amount of money they raise for us will be most appreciated. I know that one of our long time supporters Carole Spence is running the marathon again this year and this time for us. And yesterday the 2 Gillians signed up for the Edinburgh half marathon. One of our trustees is running the Edinburgh 10k – so we have at least one runner in the big runs this year! Hey, its a start.
Whether there is one person or a hundred people running for us we still need volunteers to cheer them on. It is super encouraging if you hear your name shouted from the spectators and be welcomed in at the end. I will be there for them all and hope you might join me – or run and be shouted at!
This year I aim to cycle the Pedal for Scotland bike ride Glasgow to Edinburgh in September – again we have a few others cycling for It’s Good 2 Give – join us if you dare….
Our young supporters are working hard too with ideas – Lucy Kendrew is already planning a week of crazy challenges – abseiling the Forth Rail Bridge, swimming with the sharks at Deep See World, parachuting out a plane – just three of her planned tasks – better her than me, I can tell you!
And a big one this – we plan to arrange a trip to Kilimanjaro in 2013 – it would be good to get a team of 20 together for this – let me know if you want to take part. There is a lot of fundraising to be done for this and here’s the crucial bit for us – you have to pay the personal bit yourself. That can be around £2000 and then raise £2000 in addition. Final figures will be announced in the next couple of months but I think we will get enough people who want to do it and we are giving them plenty of time to save up!