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Weʼre raising £25,000 to Develop Going for Old Community Interest Company to help improve the quality of life for all of us as we age (Company Number: 11481424)

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In September 2019, I will attempt a new World Record as the oldest female to run from John O' Groats to Land's End to raise awareness of health and ageing matters. (www.therunninggranny.co.uk)

All monies raised will be used to develop Going for Old CIC, GFO, a social enterprise, aiming to encourage, motivate and inspire people to make small, positive lifestyle choices to improve their physical and mental health throughout life.

Our physical and mental health are the most important assets we have. Problems arising in either can have significant consequences for all areas of our life, from relationships to employment to general enjoyment of life.

The NHS has significant funding and staff shortage crises, and is struggling to cope with demand. In particular, there is enormous growth in the number of people with obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and lung disease, and depression, which have an adverse impact on quality of life.

Levels of obesity are now so high, including in children, that associated conditions, diabetes and high blood pressure, are occurring at younger ages.

70% of the NHS health and care budget is spent on people with long term health conditions, leaving little for all the other services we need: GPs, A&E, maternity, elective surgery and so on. We are already seeing rationing of certain services. More money alone won't solve the problem.

The conditions above are largely preventable and, even if you have one, there things you can do to slow any deterioration or even reverse the condition.

GFO will develop a trusted resource of information and provide opportunities to support self-improvement in four lifestyle areas of eating, drinking, social and physical activity through engaging 'challenges' for long term personal change.

If we can reduce the growth in preventable conditions then, as well as benefiting ourselves, perhaps we can help our NHS to continue to deliver all the services we would like for future generations.

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  • Angela White1 month ago
    Angela White

    Angela White

    1 month ago

    Hello every one of you wonderful people who supported my challenge and helped raise over £9000. I can't thank you enough. My run from top to bottom of the country was probably the toughest challenge I am ever likely to take on but, despite bad weather and injury, was achieved in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes with the help of my utterly amazing crew. We are now starting work towards developing Going for Old to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyle choices. The Running Granny will continue in the meantime. Please keep following :-)

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  • Angela White3 months ago
    Angela White

    Angela White

    3 months ago

    Hello everyone, Thank you all so much for supporting me and helping get my fundraising off to a fabulous start. I really appreciate it. The training is now finished and I am tapering and trying to rest up with just 8 days to go before I start my epic journey. It's all geting quite exciting. Don't forget, we have some lovely prizes to be won in the competition to guess how long I will be running for. Just go to this link and enter your guess: https://therunninggranny.co.uk/guess-the-jogle-time/jogle.php

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Page last updated on: 11/8/2019 07.10

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  • Helen Blucher-Altona

    Helen Blucher-Altona

    Nov 8, 2019

    Well done, Angela, on your massive achievement. You’re an inspiration and it was lovely to see you at Willen Lake parkrun in Milton Keynes.

    £10.00

  • Bridget

    Bridget

    Nov 3, 2019

    Well done Angela, you are truly invincible. Hope those feet have recovered.

    £20.00

  • Kelsie Morton

    Kelsie Morton

    Nov 1, 2019

    What an inspiring woman you are. Well done to you and your support team you are amazing

  • Emma Oakey

    Emma Oakey

    Oct 25, 2019

    Well done Angela! Great seeing you as you passed through Penrith :)

    £10.00

  • David Storr

    David Storr

    Oct 19, 2019

    Well done Angela. Great chatting to you near Kirkstone Pass while I was running the Lakes Sky Ultra in July - pleased to hear you made it and completed the challenge. Good luck with the cause

    £10.00

  • Gary & Karen Byrne

    Gary & Karen Byrne

    Oct 19, 2019

    Great to meet you at Buckden today. Truly inspirational. Fantastic achievement and cause.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 10, 2019

    Well done Angela, will see you around

    £40.00

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Angela White

Angela White

Lake District

Angela White, The Running Granny, spent a career in the NHS and also served in voluntary roles in Age UK, South Lakeland and local government. She is acutely aware of the adverse impact that poor health can have as people age, and passionate about finding ways to improve it.

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