Hi everyone. Mr X Stitch here with a non-stitchy post here that comes with a fundraising request.
For the past twelve years I’ve worked for Action for Children, one of the UK’s biggest children’s charities. I’ve really enjoyed working there, as shown by my long service, and thanks to my job I’ve been able to visit a lot of the services that they provide.
Action for Children has over 650 Services across the UK working with children and families in a range of circumstances – from fostering and adoption to disability services, from employability services to youth homelessness projects, there are a lot of people whose lives are improved by working with Action for Children.
This video was made by the project I work on – Inspire IT – and is a great example of how we’ve been able to make a difference the people in some of the most deprived parts of the UK.
It’s for this reason that I’ve decided to run this year’s London Marathon to raise funds for the charity (that and the fact that I just turned 40 and am clearly having some kind of existential crisis). Anyone who knows me can easily guess than running long distances isn’t something that comes naturally to me, which makes this challenge all the more profound.
You can see the look of bewildered joy in this recent photo when I completed the Bedford Half Marathon in 2.5 hours. It was the longest run I’d ever done and I was pretty spaced out by the time I got to the finish, however I didn’t stop running at all and suffered no injuries, so all in all, it was a triumph!
I’ve got the target of raising £2000 for Action for Children, and I’m asking for your help. I know there are a fair few readers out there and so I’m hoping that you can help me in my goal. I’ll be sharing assorted stories as I work towards the big event, and I’ll also share more videos and information about Action for Children as well.
Thanks in advance for your support – it means a lot to me and even more to the families and children that are supported by Action for Children. You can make your donation here.