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Fundraising for Northern Ballet Theatre

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  • Team members: Laraine Penson
  • Event: Bluebell 10, 02 May 2010

Northern Ballet Theatre

It is a touring classical ballet company which together with Phoenix Dance Theatre is raising funding for a purpose built dance centre in Leeds to house both charities. This will be a centre of dance excellence in the north of England.

Charity Registration No. 259140

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I am the Director of Communications at Northern Ballet Theatre and I am supporting the Company's momentum fundraising campaign. momentum is raising money for NBT's new building in central Leeds - a new powerhouse for inventive dance - which we will move into later this year. www.building-momentum.co.uk

On Sunday 2 May I ran the Bluebell 10 - a 10.3 Mile race including trails, tracks, minor roads and the beautiful bluebell woods in the heart of Yorkshire. It also inclued a run up the steepest hill in Calderdale and ends with a river crossing - a race of true Yorkshire grit. I completed this race in 1hr and 53 mins, it's a fantastic race, really enjoyable but hard so I'm pleaed with my time. Just need to keep my legs fresh for this weekends half marathon.

This weekend I ran the Leeds half marathon, 13 miles around the undulating scenic landscape of Leeds. I completed this in 1hr, 59 mins. It was a really enjoyable run.

That's more than 23 miles of running, it will be hard and I will suffer - surely this is worthy of a few pennies. Seriously, NBT is my company, they're great to work for and create beautiful and fantastic ballets. The new home will help the Company achieve even more so please be as generous as you can.

Thanks so much, Laraine.

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