Mal Leszczynska

Mal's fundraiser for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly

Fundraising for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly
raised of £250 target
Event: Leeds Running Festival - Half Marathon, on 18 August 2024 Start fundraising for this event
We raise funds to help over 60s to reduce loneliness & social isolation


I am running a half marathon at Leeds Running Festival for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) to fund further activities to reduce loneliness for older people living in Wetherby.

I have been volunteering for WiSE since February this year. I think WiSE is such an amazing charity. Unfortunately I lost both my nana and grandma during Covid and seeing how isolated they had become in their last couple of years was heartbreaking. I really wish they had had access to something similar. I really want to help prevent other elderly people from being lonely and isolated and volunteering helps me do that. It brings me joy to see older people get out and socialise.

I love running, not only because it keeps me fit, but because it’s a way for me to de-stress. I ran the Cheshire Half Marathon a couple of years ago so it’s not my first time. But I like challenging myself to be better, so this time around, I’m hoping to run it a little bit faster.

I’m excited to start raising money for a good cause and I’m really looking forward to finishing and being able to eat my weight in ice cream without feeling guilty. I hope to raise £250, I’m sure that would help WiSE with at least one activity so that feels like the right goal. If the money I raise helps put on one more activity on for the elderly in the community or pay for something that brings them an inkling of joy, it’ll bring me joy too.

About the charity

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly aims to improve the quality of life for the over 60s by providing community based activities, information, help, advice and support. Our mission is to reduce loneliness, social isolation and improve well-being for the older generation in the Wetherby area.

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