Emma and friends' 100k London2Brighton challenge Amount raised so far - £1,192 (last updated 23/05/2014)
What:London2Brighton 100K Challenge Who: Bpositive supporters Emma, Jo and Chris Date: 24th and 25th May 2014 Distance: 100K Details: The London to Brighton 100K challenge is one of the UK's greatest endurance tests with over 3000 participants walking from city to coast tackling varied terrain throughout day and night.
Why this challenge? By Emma McGettrick I am doing the 100K for a personal challenge, I have completed a number of marathon length walking/running events before for large charities, and wanted to undertake a longer, more challenging event for a smaller charity.
Why Bpositive ? To be honest the main reason is that it just felt "right". I am a great believer in following instincts and gut feelings! But breaking it down, I was captured by the promotional material on friends' Facebook pages, loved the name, ethos and positivity that the posts portrayed, plus the thought of raising money for a charity with local roots in its early stages was very appealing. My nan also suffered with a rare form of leukaemia in her later years so struck a chord with me on that note too.
On a personal note, the goal of 2014 is Health. Having an event in always motivates me to get by butt moving. The length needs to seem impossible for me to commit to training, so that's why I signed up for 100K. I am also giving up alcohol in the same period so people can sponsor me for training and walking 100K, or giving up booze for 6 months. Depends what they think is more of a challenge!
Jo: I joined the 100K challenge to support Emma and to have a goal to work towards again. I want to raise funds for BPositive as I was introduced to them by Emma and loved what they were aiming to do. Over the past few months I have had many visits to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch with my Mother and raising money for them is my way of showing appreciation for how hard working and committed the staff in the NHS especially the Alexandra hospital are.
Chris: I am walking the 100K to work towards a personal goal. I became aware of Acorns through Aston Villa, and I have raised money for them previously through numerous running events. They are a local charity which offers important care and help to very sick local children and their families. It is the least we can do to try and assist them in doing some vital work.
The proceeds for this challenge will be split three-fold; with all donations being shared equally amongst Bpositive, Acorns and Redditch Alexandra Hospital. If you would like to sponsor Emma, Jo and Chris then please click on the donate button below.
Emma (centre) with her challenge friends Jo (centre in orange) and Chris (far right) at the Birmingham Half Marathon in 2010
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