Annie is running the Great Edinburgh Run 2017!
Now I know this will come as a surprise to anyone who knows me, as I really don’t care much for long distance running. One thing I do care a lot about though, is the charity that I’ll be running for. Citywise is a mentoring charity that I’ve been involved with since starting university, each week we go to a primary school in a disadvantaged area of Glasgow, working with children to help them to develop important values and life skills that they might not necessarily learn without a little guidance from us. It is an amazing feeling to be part of a project that has such a positive impact on the lives of children living in the city. So if me running will raise some funds to support the amazing work done by this charity, then that’s all the motivation I need to do it! I’d really appreciate any donations you can make to sponsor me in the run that will go towards such a worthy cause.
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.