When I started this blog, I named it ‘ middle aged woman running for charity’ because my aim was to raise some money to buy a new piece of equipment for the breast unit where I work. ( East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust)
I decided to run a half marathon, which at the time seemed scary and impossible and to try to get sponsorship. Pleasingly, I completed the Lancaster half marathon and raised £2000.
Since then, our team applied to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation (www.rosemere.org.uk) for the rest of the funding. I’m pleased to say that following an excellent presentation by my colleague, Miss Jane McNicholas we have been awarded the funds that we need to purchase the equipment for a BLES, (breast lesion excision system) which will enable us to remove small breast cancers in a minimally invasive way, that is without making big cuts in the breast tissue. We are so pleased that we will be able to offer this service to our area.
I’d just like to say a big thank you to all the people who sponsored me.
Also I would like to thank all the fellow bloggers who have offered me top tips and so much support on this journey. When I started my blog, my intention was to generate some publicity. I had no idea how much I would get out of it from making virtual friends and the support an encouragement I would get from them.
I’m not sure where to go with my blog now! Maybe round this one up and start another with a new name ( old woman not doing a lot of running but thinking about it quite a bit?) OR a change of tack: I’d quite like to run the London marathon and raise money for UNICEF.
Why UNICEF? because as a mother I can’t imagine anything worse than having your child die in your arms of hunger or thirst. I can’t imagine being in that position and wondering why someone wouldn’t help my child for something that is so easily remidaible. I want to help those mothers and children if I can and this is exactly the kind of thing that UNICEF tackles.
However I need to get back into running form if I am going to do that! I’ll keep you posted!
Once again, my most sincere thanks to everyone for their support, encouragement and money!!