Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. We really hope you will help us raise as much as possible for the MND association Scarborough and Bridlington Group.
Caroline & Paul are participating in the York 10k. See more below
As a local firm every year we choose a local charity to support, for 2019 we have chosen MND association Scarborough & Bridlington group; which is a charity very close to our managing Directors heart as his father very sadly passed away from this awful condition. At the time the family didn’t know there was anywhere to turn, their world was turned upside down as this relentless disease stole a wonderful man from them before their eyes. Nothing hurts like having a loved one snatched from you before their time and that is why we want to raise money and awareness of MNDa so that others going through the same know there is someone there, someone who can help & talk to; to let them know they are not alone, to let them know about the Bridlington & Scarborough group, the group covers the Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby & Rydale areas and is run entirely by volunteers providing a warm welcome and friendship, offering information, advice and support with regular meeting with the chance to meet others in a similar situation who can share their experience and knowledge. The group can also help with funding for specialist equipment and services.
Please help us.
In case you are not aware motor neurone disease (MND) describes a condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord; it can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breath. It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time, it is a fatal condition, it kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis, it cannot be stopped or reversed and there is no cure, yet, but there are ways to make suffers lives better and slightly easier. You can find out more here
www.mndassociation.org and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QGZKrGih6s
Whats are we doing?
Our training officer Caroline and her husband are taking part in the Asda Foundation York 10k on the 4th August 2019.
Caroline has worked for Murray Hills Solicitors since 2016 as our training officer, guiding various members of staff through to becoming paralegals and beyond.
Caroline always strives to provide the very best for her students, her determination, kind nature and eagerness for them to succeed to the best of their abilities has always been apparent in all she does but Caroline has recently taken on a whole new challenge and this time it is us cheering her on.
Here Caroline tell us all about it.
I am not a runner – or at least I thought I wasn’t! But that was before I started the Couch to 5k programme which in 9 weeks trained me to run 5k. I didn’t believe it would be possible but it’s an incredible programme and really does get you running 5k from nothing.
I decided that if I could train my ‘non-running self’ to run 5k then it might be possible to build on this and train myself to run 10k. With this in mind I needed a goal to work towards and decided to enter the York 10k in August 2019. York is such a lovely place and having realised that it’s a fairly flat course I decided that it would be the one to enter!
My training is progressing well and I still, fortunately, have a few months in which to achieve the 10k distance. I consistently run at least 5k three times a week now and have started to take part in a local Park Run on a Saturday morning to get used to running with other people.
I will be 60 at the end of this year and thought that it would be an achievement to enter, and hopefully complete, a 10k run before this significant birthday.
My husband Paul has decided to join me in my run so we will both be raising funds to support Murray Hills chosen charity of 2019 – Motor Neurone Disease Scarborough and Bridlington Group.
With a chance to run through the beautiful city of York, starting and finishing in Knavesmire Road, Caroline and Paul are training hard to meet their personal targets and raise as much as possible for MNDa Scarborough & Bridlington group. Please show your support by donating here
What have we done so far?
On May the 4th 2019 we held our charity event Tour de King Street, at The Yacht Club 22 South Marine Drive Bridlington, in which members of our staff ride exercise bikes to raise money and awareness for the charity, we had a tombola & special guests from Hull Kingston Rovers.
The weather was horrendous, rain, hail, snow & gale force winds, but we stuck it out and raised £280. Follow our Facebook page for pictures www.facebook.com/TourdeKingStreet
We also had a great raffle with over 47 awesome prizes. This was drawn on the 7th May and winners are being contacted.
We have and are auctioning signed merchandise on eBay and local hobby and gaming shop Mighty Lancer Games have a pot dice dragon called Demiss lovingly painted by their 5 year old raising money continuously for the charity and you can see the donation in the list on this page.
We are not stopping there though, we will carry on to raise as much as we can throughout 2019; please help us by donating, following our efforts on Facebook and cheering us on.
A great big thank you to you
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