On 1st December 2017 embark on a mammoth 500 day schedule of running 5k every day in a bid to raise awareness, as well as much needed funds, for the Cash For Kids Charity supported by Northsound .
In 2016 I hosted a spinathon (cycling 50 miles on spin bikes) which raised £2035 for the Cash For Kids 'coat appeal' . Having seen the great work Cash for Kids did in the North East I decided to do another challenge this year which could raise more funds for disadvantaged children in the North East. In late 2016 I started a Run Every Day (RED) December, running 5k every day during that month and I’ve not stopped running since. I have decided to keep this going and will now attempt to run 5k a day for the next 500 days in aid of Cash For Kids. I've not even figured out when that will finish but hopefully I can raise some awareness of the plight of disadvantaged children in the North East over the next 500 days. We always think this area is immune to poverty but it really is not and while I don’t have a target in mind I just want to raise as much as I can. Suggestions are welcome of where I could run to “virtually” so either somewhere 1250 kilometres away forcing me to “run” back or perhaps somewhere 2500 kilometres away requiring an imaginary flight back and I’m always happy to have company on any run!
All of the money raised by Cash For Kids in the North East stays in the North East so it is a fantastic charity to support. Please support me and think of me on those freezing cold wet mornings (when I might have to resort to the treadmill and also those roasting hot ones (when I won't!)