Raising more money each year is essential to keeping the Kent MS Therapy Centre going, but it’s like climbing a never-ending mountain – there is always a bigger peak ahead. As Chair of Trustees I wanted to do something direct to help with fundraising and so I came up with the idea of a Chair's Challenge. I'm aiming to run the Canterbury half marathon in aid of the Centre on 29th August next year - or another one chosen by the Centre. Now I know a half marathon is not that impressive, some of you reading this will have done better, but with a full-time job, the Centre responsibilities, and four children (almost grown-up but definitely not off my hands), finding time to train is a big challenge in itself. I’ve worked out the only way I can fit it in is to get up earlier and, in December, start my running in the dark. To keep me motivated I will certainly need the encouragement of lots of sponsors!
As a further spur to my determination I will also pledge to match every penny donated if I fail to start a half marathon in 2019. So the more sponsors the more it will cost me if I fail - hopefully a big incentive for you all to chip in!
I've now completed the Ashford 10K and signed up to the Folkestone 10 Mile in April to give me something to aim for - I'll let you know how that goes ...
The Kent MS Therapy Centre is a self-funded charity providing much needed therapies & support clinics to people suffering from this cruel, debilitating & incurable disease.Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. The therapies available at the Centre help to alleviate these symptoms & help enable sufferers to lead the best possible quality of life.