In 2018 I'll be taking part in three challenges...
April will see me run the Newport Marathon - the furthest I've ever run (eeek!). In June I will travel to Canada to take part in the Wistler Tough Mudder. I'll then top off my 2018 triad a week later by running the Swansea Half Marathon.
If you want to support this carzyness please sponsor me as I push myself to the limit in aid of With Music in Mind.
With Music In Mind runs singing and social groups for older people in South Wales. They are there to help prevent loneliness and social isolation, a growing problem among older people today. Over the past two and a half years they have shown the big difference they can make to people’s lives but need funds to help meet the costs. Every pound raised will go towards running their groups. You will be making a difference to people like Margaret, aged 86:
“I had been feeling a little isolated and knew few people. This group has provided the perfect solution for me. You do not need to have a great singing voice - merely a love of music. I feel much more confident now and energised after each session. My life has been changed for the better and I never feel isolated.”
Any sponsorship will be greatly appreciated.
With Music in Mind (WMIM) runs singing and social networking groups for people who are at risk of social isolation or loneliness. Both singing and social networking have proven benefits, such as increased confidence, improved well-being and reduced stress. WMIM therefore aims to achieve these benefits by providing an hour of singing, led by a qualified musical director, followed by an hour of social networking. Activities in this second hour include outside speakers, musical performances, games, hand massage, stress sessions, or just sitting and having a chat with a cup of tea and a piece of cake or fruit. At present WMIM runs two groups in the Vale of Glamorgan for anyone over the age of 50. Feedback from these groups has been consistently positive and has led WMIM to begin plans to expand into other areas of South Wales. As such they are continually looking for ways to fund-raise and raise awareness and would like to offer their service to as many people at risk of social isolation or loneliness as possible.