I’m hitting the tarmac again for the 21k Great North Run in Newcastle in September (I must be mad). The Great North Run was a fantastic experience and together with my Bestie we raised money combined £650 for our chosen charities. We proved to ourselves anything is possible with determination, friendship… and chocolate.
So why am I running the 13 miles for a second time? fun…? I completed my first Great North in 2hrs 33mins in 2017 BUT this year I want smash it and raise money for a fab charity. I’m not a fantastic runner and haven’t really ran since last year (I told everyone I would never put myself through it again, but here I am) I want to push myself even further and do something amazing for someone else. I’m running for The Guide dogs for the Blind charity. They are the oldest running blind charity, established in 1931, since then the charity has helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence. For those who have lost sight or were born without sight, the world is a very scary place, a guide dog provides protection, independence and companionship.
The money I raise will go to training each puppy and helping those who are blind or partially sighted make day-to-day activities possible. The guide dog service receives no government funding and depends entirely upon public support to train puppies and provide a much needed service. Other than training dogs, the charity campaigns for the rights of people who are blind and partially sighted to have the same freedom of movement as everyone else. They also undertake quality canine, ophthalmic, psychosocial and technological research that informs our services, policies and campaigning activities.
Please support me throughout my training and on the big day by donating as much or as little as you can. You can book your photography session (pets are very welcome) with me for £20, which goes towards Guide Dogs for the Blind, drop me a call on 0208 390 5558