Emily's MdS Donation Page
I am no athlete, I used to be the fat bird bunking off PE smoking fags down the tennis courts (sorry Mum). But over more recent years I've come to realise life is what you make of it, and make of it you must!
So I've done a bit of running for a while now, and wanted to challenge myself to something really extraordinary for my looming 40th birthday.
I will be running with my buddies
The MdS is a 160 mile course run over. 6 days in the Sahara desert. Its roughly a marathon distance a day but chucked up so that there is a 50 miler on the penultimate day of racing which must be completed within 24 hours.
For every day of the multistage event you must beat the camels in.
Competitors must also be entirely self sufficient for the whole race too, carrying all kit including food. Water is rationed to 12 litres a day.
Details can be found here:
I will be running with my buddies Maritsa (pictured with me) and Andy V. We write a blog so you can follow our training on FaceBook. Find us and like the page at:
Marathon des Sables
I am running for 3 charities.
Sirona Foundation are the charitable arm of the health and social care organisation I work for. Part of my service is a Hydro pool for people with Learning Disabilities. It desperately needs a new hoisting system that will cost £25K. I am hoping to make a contribution to that effort.
Fair Frome are the charity of my home town, supporting the population of Frome that the Guardian forgets to mention when they rate it as one of the top 10 places in the country to live. The divide in the socioeconomic status of its residents is grim. I am hoping my contribution will make life a bit easier for people in my community who don't enjoy the benefits of Artisan handmade dog treats.
And finally Springboard Nursery in Chippenham is my 3rd charity. My little friend Rosie attended here for her outrageously short life. Their ethos of celebrating ability and minimising disability couldn't be more dear to me. Along with her wonderful family Springboard ensured that Rosie's life was filled with love and light, by supporting them I am hoping that other children and families will benefit from its warmth and support.
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