Run your day! Don’t let the day run you.

Anna is running the Great Edinburgh Run 2017!

One year ago, I was very ill and weak. I was diagnosed with pericardial effusion (an abnormal accumulation of fluid around the heart) and I was told that I wasn’t allowed to do any exercise for at least half a year. Having spent four months in a clinic, I came out and was slightly disoriented by the surrounding world and the fast pace of life. At first, I was struggling to start living a normal life again. I wanted my old life back, my health and happiness, but none of that would come by itself; I had to work for it. Running the Great Edinburgh Run is a challenge to me, but also proof of how well I’ve recovered in one year. I want to set an example for all the young people at Citywise, who are at the beginning of their life and are struggling to find their way. There is one thing to remember on this path through life: tough times don’t last, tough people do.

The money raised in this run will be donated towards the Citywise ‘Heroes Academy’ summer camp for children. This free summer project is designed to support kids through the transition from primary to secondary school, showing them that learning can fun and that if you are passionate for something and if you’re enjoying yourself, you will succeed.

Your help and donations will be greatly appreciated!

We’re raising funds for the Citywise ‘Heroes Academy’ summer projects. The money raised at last year’s Great Manchester Run gave 120 young people access to the free holiday club. The play-based curriculum is designed to support their transition from primary to secondary school: learning in disguise as fun! We use the theme of superheroes to help young people discover what it takes to become an everyday hero.  #thecityneedsheroes – could you be one?

Click here to see how Team Manchester and Team Glasgow are doing in the head-to-head fundraising competition.