Keep calm & run for Lorraine Wilby
Virtual race to boost morale and help a big-hearted fundraiser
These dark days call for something to keep people running and lift their moods at the same time. It’s Grim Up North Running (IGUN) have the answer with their ‘When We Went Through Hell...We Kept Going' event which is also fundraising for Lorraine Wilby – a popular and generous lady who requires life-prolonging treatment.
Lorraine Wilby is a keen runner who has raised thousands for charity over the years and in the first lockdown, dressed as Superman as part of a team of superheroes who visited children on their birthdays. In 2018 she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ocular Melanoma, which has since spread to her liver and a new treatment called chemosaturation is her only hope. This treatment is currently not available on the NHS.
The global pandemic has been compared to a war and invoking the spirit of Winston Churchill, this virtual race encourages us to soldier on and run, walk or engage in any form of activity for 10 days out of 14. The participant chooses their activity and when and where it suits them. The emphasis is on staying fit and well – mentally as well as physically – and being kind to themselves in these extraordinary circumstances. Medals will be posted out at the end of January.
This event is supporting Lorraine Wilby with £10 from every entry going to her JustGiving fundraiser. All donations are welcome.
An extra 100 places are now available. Book now via the It’s Grim Up North Running website.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill).
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