On 28th April 2019, Shine Co-ordinator Liz completed her first London marathon! As well as setting a great example with her hard work and dedication, Liz raised over £3000 (and still rising), for Shine.
Liz is keen to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship. She explains, ‘‘it sounds very cheesy - but when the pain kicked in with about 5 miles to go - it was the fact that I knew so many people had donated to support The Shine Project that motivated me to keep going (plus the roar of the crowds as you run down the Embankment and on to Birdcage walk!).
I was overwhelmed with the amount of messages I got on the day, before the run, during the run and after the run. It was great to spot other people I knew along the way as it somehow gave me more energy and a spring in my step for at least the next few hundred metres! ‘‘
Shine would like to say a huge thank you again to Liz and her supporters. The funds raised are crucial in allowing Shine to continue our work with young people in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.
More information can be found on Liz’s fundraising page, which is still open for donations until the end of May.