Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
I did my first York 10k in 2016 where I completed the run in 1hr and 47mins. I hated every minute of running, so why I am doing it again is a mystery!
This time, however, I would like to complete my run/jog/walk in under 1hr and 30 mins, which is going to be a difficult challenge for me, especially as I am not a natural runner and have had a few health issues over the last year.
The Island supports local York children and young people who are struggling with their mental, emotional and social wellbeing by providing them with mentoring services.
I have seen how the mentoring programmes have transformed the lives of children by helping them to become more confident, resilient and positive about their future.
The Island has high success rates of changing children's lives for the better, however, in recent years more children are needing to access their services due to mental ill-health which really saddens me.
I would like to support a local child with mental ill-health by being able to guarantee them one to one mentoring services. If I was able to reach my target of £250, then this would secure 25 weeks of mentoring services for a local child in need.
Whether you can donate £5 or £50 to my fundraising page, every little bit helps and I will really appreciate any support that you can provide me with. If you are a taxpayer, then please do not forget to gift aid your donation as this would hugely benefit the children who use The Island's mentoring services.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, any questions then please ask.