We are dedicating a year of our lives to our two charities; not only running for them but raising awareness of the vital work they do - we are overwhelmed by the support we have so far seen and this is reflected in the phenomenal £3000+ that's been donated so far! On behalf of our charities, and the entire team, thank you very much for being part of our journey!
A Future Fundraiser in the Making...
A very special mention has to go to our 'Fundraiser of the Month' Riley Dowle!
Riley raised a huge £358 by completing a 500m (20 lengths) swim on Sunday 24th November! Riley completed the swim in under 25 minutes with an average length time of just 40 seconds!
Riley said 'I did TWENTY lengths today and it was easy. I think next time I might do 1000m.' Well done Riley, you are a superstar!
A huge thank you to Christine for organising the swim for Riley and Virgin Active for allowing us to use their facilities.
Buy A Mile!
Buy a Mile is our latest fundraising initiative, so far contributing £500 to our goal. For every £10 donation you make, you can select one of the 312 miles Becky will run in 2014. You will then have the freedom to print a message, alongside your mile, on the sleeve of Becky's T-shirt for your selected race!
Whether you want to dedicate the mile to a loved one, write something motivating or just pick your birthday, for just £10 you can be part of the journey!
To see miles already reserved and buy yours, click here.
YUM... Calories don't count for charity!
If you're local to Northampton, get your hands on one of these delicious 'bake them yourself' cookie jars, from team member Mark's amazing wife Allie! Each jar is just £7, with a range of flavours available.
To contact Allie, you can tweet her by clicking here or leaving us a comment below!
Allie has so far sold 26 jars raising over £180!
Thank you so much Allie! xx
Shelley has added yet another medal to the collection this month after completing the A20 Path n Downs half marathon! With an impressive time of 1:48:25, ranking 59th overall, 11th lady and 5th in her age category, Shelley really is leading the way for the team!
Congratulations Shelley - we can't keep up!
Another thank you goes to Carla at Indigo Pamper for allowing us to attend another of her fantastic ladies pamper events, raising £89 in just a few hours!
Team member Paris attended the event armed with delicious pick 'n' mix sweet bags and a range of fantastic tombola prizes. "Everyone wanted the bottle of moet," said Paris, "it was fantastic to have so many people involved for such a worthy cause."
If you're interested in joining us at future Indigo Pamper events, click here for upcoming event dates!
New Races Confirmed
This month we've confirmed three more races!
February 15th - Broadmeadows Valentines Run
August 31st - Halifax Marathon
October 5th - Bournemouth Marathon
[GUEST RUNNER RACE: Meg Beard]
WE NEED YOU!
We're looking for volunteers to organise small fundraising events - from dress down days in your office to cake sales, or sponsored events like Riley's Swim. If you think you can make any contribution to help raise vital funds for our charities and awareness of our cause, please get in touch today!
Saturday 7th December:
Charity Christmas Fete. Free entry for Children. £1 Adults. Coxheath Village Hall, Maidstone, ME17 4TP.
Saturday 5th January:
Elm Court Farmers Market Charity Stall. Elm Court Garden Centre, Gillingham, ME7 3JQ
Saturday 18th January:
5-a-side Football Tournament, £35 per team. Play Football, Gillingham, ME8 7RJ
Thursday 6th February: Quiz Night, Teams of 5, £5 p/person. Village Hotel, Maidstone.
To register for any of these events, and see what else is going on in 2014, click here.
We're very excited for 2014 and everything it has in store for us. We are as prepared as possible, not only for blisters and sore legs, but for the emotional journey this will take the seven of us on.
We look forward to seeing you all throughout December and in the New Year. From everyone at Team Run 12, have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and fantastic New Year! If you see any of us over-indulging be sure to remind us of what we're preparing for!
See you at the finish line....