Running London Marathon Sunday October 3
I started running in the first lockdown last year, while struggling to keep my mental balance. Unable to see friends and family and having less options to spend time doing the things I used to love, I hit the parks to cope with an overwhelming sense of anxiety. Running has quickly become a mental relief and a time of peace and quiet.
But I am aware that many people in my community never get to enjoy this feeling and constantly deal with much more severe issues. As such, I want my running to go beyond making me feel good and make a difference in the lives of those less privileged. I came across the work of this charity and knew I wanted to support what they are doing.
Roxana - fundraising here
Roxana is one of our five amazing London Marathon runners. They are all challenging themselves to run the testing and iconic 26.2 mile course on Sunday 3 October because they are passionate about supporting St Michael's work. Help them today by supporting their fundraising and sharing with family and friends.
"If you know me, you know I love running marathons and I've completed marathons all over the world, including all the famous ones! Each year, THE most important marathon for me is London, because that's when I raise funds for St Michael's Fellowship, an amazing local charity helping disadvantaged children and families." Read about a recent meet up with Rush here.
"St Michael's Fellowship is a great charity which supports vulnerable families across south London with residential centres and parenting support."
"There for families when they need them most. Changing children's lives with support, advice and training for parents. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations."
"The running shoes are back on! I'm hitting the streets of London in October and running the London Marathon to raise money for a fantastic charity."
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