Catching the running bug are Pam and Chris, who have taken their love of participating in the Goole 5k Parkrun one step further by signing up for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘A Marathon in May’ fundraising initiative.
Gradually building up their mileage from three miles to 26.2, Pam and Chris took on the challenge to raise funds for life saving research, at their own pace, in their own way, raising a grand total of £176.43 from generous sponsors.
Mary Casson, support worker at Goldcrest House says: “Pam and Chris have really embraced this initiative. From taking part in Saturday’s Parkrun, at West Park in Goole, Their enthusiasm for fitness and taking on challenges has really captured their imagination, so when I saw this initiative from the British Heart Foundation I thought, I know two people who will like this!”
Embracing the fundraising mantra of ‘you decide the place and you decide the pace’ both Pam and Chris set about building up their mileage with short runs and long walks finally achieving their goal of 26.2 miles. At the end of May
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.