I first heard about RedR through my company and its charity arm, The Mace Foundation, which has been supporting RedR since 2013.
My initial ‘toe in the water’ experiences came through an office Wear Red day and bake sales. These events helped to raise not just funds, but awareness within the company about RedR’s fantastic humanitarian work, and certainly got me interested in doing more. Cake generally tends to get my attention!
In 2016 I had the opportunity to make a bigger difference by taking part in the London Marathon, raising almost £3,000. It also allowed me to tick something I’d wanted to do for years off my bucket list. I guess it was win-win!
In spite of many early-morning and late-night training runs, the tiredness and the aching body parts (you find yourself questioning your own sanity at times), there is an enormous sense of accomplishment when you cross that finish line. For me this came not only from collecting a finisher’s medal but also from knowing that my efforts had contributed to making the lives of people facing hardships far greater than a marathon a little easier.