Our resident HR Adviser, Elspeth Buck, is running the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10K on the 14 July 2013. Elspeth and her friend are helping raise money for the Martin House Children’s Hospice.
This all started, as so many plans do, after too many glasses of wine. Elspeth and her friend were discussing the year ahead and what they would like to achieve as they were both due to turn 40. This is how the conversation went:
Gill: "I know...let's run the London marathon!"
Ellie: "Hang on a moment...that’s quite a long way, and as I can’t even run for the bus do you think we should start with something a wee bit smaller?!"
So, the next morning, they awoke, a little fuzzy-headed to a Thank You email from the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10km. So, that is where the story starts.
Ellie and Gill can be spotted running around the reservoir, training AND arguing about whose silly idea this was in the first place!
Martin House Hospice cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and provides support to their families. We are based in our purpose built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby and care for children and young people from throughout the Yorkshire region. In 2012 we celebrated our 25th Anniversary and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of our teenage unit Whitby Lodge.
We hope to help Elspeth raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause. If you would like to donate please visit Elspeth’s Just Giving Page. Every donation helps. Plus remember, if you are a Taxpayer, Elspeth and Gill can claim up to 25% on your donation through the Gift Aid scheme. Don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box!!!