Yes, I’m running in the Manchester Marathon, for Run 4 Hope and The Christie


I’m planning on running my first half-marathon in the Manchester Marathon in just under 4 weeks and it’s to raise funds for the amazing work supported by Victory Outreach International’s Run 4 Hope campaign.

The video above explains why but do read on for more of the detail!

I take part in Run 4 Hope every year and this year I’ve decided to participate in my first public running event, wowza!!

This means I’ll be lining up to start the Manchester Marathon in a few weeks and I can’t wait! 

I’m passionate about seeing personal transformation in myself and others and every year Run 4 Hope is a chance for me to push myself out of my comfort zone and raise funds for the incredible work done across the world through Victory Outreach International’s United We Can programme, the organisers of Run 4 Hope.  This incredible global mission exists to help people from backgrounds of addiction go through a process of recovery to become everything they were created to be.

My fundraising target for Run 4 Hope is £1000 and I’m determined to achieve it. Please make a donation to help me smash my target!

Donate to my Run4Hope challenge.

To take part in the Manchester Marathon I had to support a cause that benefits from the running event and so I picked The Christie, one of the largest cancer treatment centres of its type in Europe.

This means I’m running to fundraise for two organisations which will mean a little more work from me in my training and event communications but I’ll do my best!

I have close friends who have been affected by cancer over the years. The Christie’s work in Manchester is particularly close to home as I’ve seen how important it is to have a leading centre for international cancer research in the city.

My fundraising target for The Christie is £500 and I’m determined to achieve it. 

Please make a donation on my page on Just Giving to help me reach it.

The eagle-eyed may have spotted me putting in some tentative route practice this week.

I’m planning on doing two additional half-marathons in October besides the Manchester Marathon – the training has been hard work!

Keep an eye on this blog and on my Instagram profile as I’ll be sharing updates in the run up to the big race!