22nd April 2012
Running the Virgin London marathon
What fundraising events have you done before?
So far, I have held a themed Brazilian supper party, with authentic food and drink, and I also had a fund-raising ladies’ clothes swap planned for March, where there was a cake sale (all thanks to the generosity and support of some lovely friends). I also held another themed supper party later in the spring.
Why did you pick Chance for Childhood?
I wanted to support a children’s charity overseas in a developing country as working in the travel industry, I am fully aware of the vastly different opportunities, health care and living conditions around the globe, and this was my way of trying to help those in need. I prefer supporting smaller charities who are fully accountable in terms of where the funds are directed, and the thoughtful spending strategy of Chance for Childhood appealed. I also had a friend who worked as a volunteer in your Rwanda project and her stories inspired me to apply to raise money for you.
What did you find the most challenging about preparing for the marathon?
The challenging part was making time for all the training runs needed, especially as I had a hefty commute to work, had to travel with my job and was moving house, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!
What did you find most enjoyable about preparing for the marathon?
Seeing the seasons change during my training runs, exploring new areas and discovering new routes, spending time with friends who are also training and feeling fitter!
How much did Helen raise?
Helen raised £2,385!