Fundraising for SANDS – what I’m doing and why
I like to raise money for Charity – it’s my way of giving back and the feeling you get when you have hit your fundraising target it amazing!! It really does help you run quicker and further!!
For 2018 I decided to get my clients and followers to choose which charity to fundraise for. It was an extremely tight vote but the charity which won was SANDS – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity – sadly a charity extremely close to too many of us.
If anyone isn’t aware of what they do…“Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy”
Sadly 15 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK which is just shocking. I couldn’t even imagine the horror of this so want to do everything I can to raise money to not only help research to reduce this number but also to help support the families who have to live through the tragedy of losing their little ones.
So what am I doing…
First off – Running – A LOT!! I’ve currently signed up (or going to sign up to) the following runs:
- Arley Hall 10k on the 10th March 2018
- Manchester 10k on the 20th May 2018
- We Are Manchester 10k on the 8th July 2018
- Tough Mudder on the 9th September 2018
- Manchester Half Marathon on the 14th October
- Tatton 10k – November/December – cant decide which!
Secondly – donate a % of my running club profits. I am going to donate £1 for everyone who signs up to my 5-10k running club for 2018 to the charity
Thirdly – charity events – hopefully 4-5 of them. My first one is to organise a bleep test for member to take part in! Logistics and everything need to be sorted and I will keep you posted on this, I’ll run some charity runs over the summer with a % of the entry going to Sands and finally I’ll do some other events – any ideas welcome!!
My plan is to get as many people as possible to run for Sands so collectively we can raise a HUGE amount of money for the extremely important work they do and for the research they continue to do into causes and preventions so that hopefully fewer and fewer people have to go through this. Please let me know if you’d like to be added to the main This Mum Can Page or let me know if you set up your own Just Giving page as I’d love to keep a tally of how much we’ve raised in total. Obviously I will keep you posted throughout the year on how we’re getting on!
Also, if you have any great fundraising ideas, please get in touch as I’d love to do loads of different things this year…