Avengers Assemble! Last week saw the gathering of our amazing fundraisers who will be taking on the Great North Run on September 9th.
It was great to get together, share fundraising hints and tips, and reassure each other that it’s not too late to start training! One of our runners is none other than Steve Chalke, founder of Oasis. Steve currently holds the record for the most money raised ever for the London Marathon, so we were all keen to hear some golden nuggets of fundraising advice from him!
With none of our fundraisers claiming to be ‘natural runners’, the prospect of the 13.1 mile slog seems to be a daunting challenge for most of them. However, with the money they raise going towards helping people out of homelessness, every one of them is determined to cross the finish line with a smile on their face.
As they each begin their fundraising, with a minimum target of £500 to aim for, they’ll need lots of support and encouragement in the build up to September. Here at Oasis Aquila Housing, we’re so thankful to each member of TeamOAH for all the hard work they’re putting in with the early morning runs and busy training schedules. We think that everyone that fundraises for us is amazing. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of people in our communities, and it really does make all the difference in the world.
Well done TeamOAH!
If you’d like to sponsor any of our runners, you can find them all on our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/oasisaquilahousing