Catching the running bug are Pam and Chris, who have taken their love of participating in the Goole 5k Parkrun one step further by signing up for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘A Marathon in May’ fundraising initiative.
Gradually building up their mileage from three miles to 26.2, Pam and Chris took on the challenge to raise funds for life saving research, at their own pace, in their own way, raising a grand total of £176.43 from generous sponsors.
Mary Casson, support worker at Goldcrest House says: “Pam and Chris have really embraced this initiative. From taking part in Saturday’s Parkrun, at West Park in Goole, Their enthusiasm for fitness and taking on challenges has really captured their imagination, so when I saw this initiative from the British Heart Foundation I thought, I know two people who will like this!”
Pam and Chris presenting the funds raised to the British Heart Foundation.
So grateful to receive a wonderful piece of feedback from the charity Cruse Bereavement Care about how Goldcrest House contributed to their very valuable work – looking forward to welcoming you at Goldcrest House in September:
I am writing on behalf of Goole Cruse to thank you most sincerely for taking the trouble to come and speak to us, and providing recommendations on the best ways we can support bereaved clients who are on the autistic spectrum. I made lots of notes. There were lots of positive comments about your talk at the close of the session, and we are keen to come and visit Goldcrest House. Once again, we learnt much from your talk.”
Great to hear of our very brave service users future hopes and dreams as they film what moving into supported living accommodation means to them.
#Opportunity #Goals #GoldcrestSupport – you’re both stars.
Pamela and Chris are challenging themselves this May and taking part in the British Heart Foundation MyMarathon Challenge.
The challenge is to take on the marathon mileage of 26.2 miles in a way that suits them, running, walking, in one go or a little bit at a time, either way it’s about getting active whilst raising funds for BHF life saving research.
Deciding the place and the pace, both of our fundraising stars’ MyMarathon Challenge builds Pace this May racking up the miles in the park inching them closer to their goal.
Well done, we’re right behind you both in completing your marathon challenge and supporting a really good cause. If you’d like to help our cause please donate here.