Chance UK has been privileged to have lots of lovely people running their socks off for us recently. Luke Burrage, one of our mentors, ran the Edinburgh Marathon for us and raised a whopping £1,000. Luke was inspired to raise money for Chance UK after his year of mentoring. He helped a 7 year old boy in Islington increase his self esteem, courage and perseverance through weekly sessions. This was Luke’s fifth marathon and he completed it in an absolutely amazing 3 hours 39 mins.
Heather Wilson, another Chance UK mentor, ran the Wimbledon Summer Breeze Half Marathon for Chance UK. Heather ran an extremely speedy 1 hour 38 mins. and won the women’s race. Heather raised £380 for Chance UK. Heather was inspired to run for Chance UK after mentoring an 8 year old girl in Lambeth. Heather helped her child tackle her fears by climbing to the top of the Monument, as well as improving her focus and attention through creative activities.
The Chance UK staff team ran the Hackney Half Marathon and raised a brilliant £1,620. A team of four staff and one trustee were inspired to run the Hackney Half after seeing many, many children tackle challenges and goals with their mentors this year. It was the first half marathon for many of the team and they all loved it. Well done to Aimee, Nyree, Chris, Ruth and Caroline.