Weʼre raising £300 to Andrew's British Red Cross Great North Run fund
- Cambridge, England
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Hello. My name is Andrew. In an attempt at self-betterment, I started running quite a lot around the turn of the year and biting off way more than I can chew by signing up to marathons and the like. While the rest of my excellent, excellent achievements are self-funded, I wanted to raise money for an event close to my home. Asking for money, and doing something like this, makes me feel drastically uncomfortable, so if you do sponsor me, I'll thank each and every one of you in an increasingly painful way. I will also be forever indebted to you, and will do things like be a loyal liker on Instagram or chuck you a few pound notes when you do a run or something and make you a card.
I had a look at a few different charities, but sided with the Red Cross. When things are as bad as they are, it's important that we're as good as we can be, even to be people we don't know. I also didn't know that the Red Cross worked in Britain, and it's well worth reading about what they do, from hiring wheelchairs to homing young asylum seekers and preventing social isolation.
Any excess money I raise will go towards the charity too. I'm running the Edinburgh Marathon in May and a small half in London before that, and did two more since January, so you're really getting five events for the price of one. You cannot argue with those numbers.
In fact, the jokes on me, really. I'll run however many miles to literally stop at the end. You can both laugh at the absolute futility of that, and feel good at yourself for helping a charity. Everyone's a winner.
So if you have spare change, please consider dropping me a few pounds.
Below: A picture of me 11 miles into the Cambridge Half Marathon, in which I look like a pained pigeon.
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