28 February 2017
I intend to, quite literally, go the extra mile to help raise money for the local charity Rochdale Connections Trust by taking part in the London Marathon this coming April.
As you may know, I’m no triathlete. Training for another marathon isn’t the easiest thing to get back into, and I can promise you that since last year I certainly haven’t been pounding the pavement as often as I should. But what really motivates me back into the swing of things is the chance to raise money for an exceptional local charity.
Rochdale Connections Trust work with people facing a wide range of barriers, from victims of abuse to anger issues or grief, often without family support. It might be that all someone needs is a helping hand onto a training course or a counselling programme specifically designed for them in order to turn their life around, and Rochdale Connections Trust are there to see that happen. They do great work helping people get their lives back on track, which is why I’ve dug out the running shoes for another year.
I’m the first to admit that training for a Marathon is no small task. But remembering that feeling of crossing the finishing line, coming down The Mall and realising you’ve just about managed it is a great experience. I did it in four hours 49 minutes last time so I’d like to improve on that as well.
The London Marathon is a unique opportunity to support local charities, and the thought of that makes it worth the pain!
But crucially, with your donations we can contribute to Rochdale Connections Trust excellent work, and in the process give a helping hand to those that need it most in our town. Donate online here: http://bit.ly/2mfZBcY.