Meet our chosen charities - Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Totally Runable have partnered with two local hospices as our Charity Partners. Our chosen charities are Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the two hospices serving children across West and South Yorkshire.
Expect lots more news from us as we try to reach our target of raising £1,000 through a programme including donations from sales of our water bottles and hoodies, free holiday club places for siblings of those being cared for by the hospices, and our Director Natalie Jackson taking up a place in the Great North Run in September. This will be Nat’s first big running challenge since the birth of her daughter Lexie in May last year.
Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke today about the partnership. “We’ve always been keen to support charities with aims close to our heart and we’re really excited and proud to be choosing Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as our two chosen charities. They both do such fantastic work for children with life limiting conditions in South and West Yorkshire and we can’t wait to get started with our fundraising. As ever, we are aiming high and hope to raise lots of much needed funds over the coming months.”
The first stage of our fundraising will take place during National Children’s Hospice Week on 23rd May when Team Totally Runable (and some of our friends) will be spending the entire working day from 8am to 5pm on a treadmill in the entrance of the Business Village in Barnsley (where our office is based). We’re aiming to run more than a marathon, which would be an ‘ultra marathon’ distance. If you’d like to take part in our Ultra Challenge Run Day, either with a place on the treadmill or to donate refreshments to the runners (and walkers!) email firstname.lastname@example.org for your 15 minute slot on the treadmill. Runners (or walkers!) will be given a sponsor form and visitors to the Business Village will be asked to donate.
To donate to our fundraising efforts for the Ultra Challenge Run Day visit our Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ultrachallengerun or click the button below.