Marathon Challenge for Charity
New Year, New Challenge, and all for an amazing Milton Keynes Charity and cause!
Martin Carmody, has dusted down his runners and stepped up to run the London Marathon in April, helping to raise vital funds and awareness for local charity MK SNAP – and the training is already well underway.
Martin is no stranger to the Marathons having run Brighton Marathon seven years ago, and by the way, said he’d never do it again! All that changed last year after seeing the amazing work undertaken by MK SNAP, who transform the lives of adults with learning disabilities.
Based in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, the charity provides a programme of education, life skills, work preparation and opportunities for work to adults aged 18+ with a variety of learning disabilities, giving them the skills to realise their full potential.
Through many local fundraising efforts, they are able to support with computer confidence, provide a health and well-being programme covering food, physical activity and self-esteem, they have a thriving performing arts programme, plus they offer sport, dance, yoga and relaxation sessions.
Their programme of essential life-skills helps to increase independent living opportunities and together with work training opportunities in catering, their cafe and customer service – they look to give their learners life-enhancing services and opportunities.
Martin has already completed a few ‘warm-up’ events including the Dirt Half Challenge at the end of last year, and even though we’re in the midst of winter, the training doesn’t stop with dark and very cold runs in the schedule.
As he takes on this epic challenge, Martin commented, “I honestly thought running the Brighton Marathon would take the urge to run 26’odd miles off my bucket list but seeing the incredible work that MK SNAP do has encouraged me to do it all again. Bring on the training, bring on the aches and pains, but also, bring on the awareness and much needed sponsorship for this amazing local cause. Thanks to everyone who has already sponsored me, and if you haven’t yet, head over to my Just Giving page.”
We wish Martin all the luck with his Marathon Challenge, follow our social pages for a few training updates between now and Sunday 21st April.
Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/martin-carmody-1695312358602