I have neglected you and I am sorry!
Past few months have been incredible – productive and busy and filled with wonderful supporters, and donors.
Over the next few blog posts I hope I can bring you up to date!
I am not going to do it in any order – just share as many of our good news stories as I can.
First up then is this – at the end of August the Edinburgh Running Network organised their annual fundraiser – the LP Run – I love the concept – way back in the day (not THAT long ago, but it sometimes feels it)music came on LP records. They played for 33 and a third minutes – I have no idea why, they just did. So the LP run is to run for 33 and a third minutes and see how far you can run.
The event was held at Meadowbank Stadium on a sunny Sunday morning. It was fascinating to watch – each time the runners did a lap they collected a band from the volunteers and when the hooter went signalling end of time they had to stop in their tracks and each person had to have their distance worked out!
Our role was simpler – we served teas and coffees – funnily enough it was a tough job as we used up all the hot water quite quickly and had a queue of thirsty runners waiting on it to boil. You know what they say – a watched kettle never boils! Fortunately the runners and supporters were distracted by an array of cakes on offer – there was a cake competition and once the judging had taken place the runners could tuck in. They had certainly deserved it. Fellow Trustee Susan and I were helped that day by two of our Young Ambassadors Lucy and Skye.
The afternoon ended with the awards ceremony and the drawing of the raffle.
Last month the organiser Eleanor presented me with a cheque for £674 which was rather splendid.
Huge thanks to all who donated – we all very much appreciate it.