FBB is proud to announce that we will have nine runners participating in the Big Half Marathon on our behalf this weekend. Most of the runners have been training for this moment for the past couple of months and we are extremely grateful for their efforts. Read their stories below, and if you are feeling generous do donate to our cause. The money raised will pay towards our Easter holiday provision and ensure that 15 young people can participate.
JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-britton5
Job: Commercial – Adam&eve DDB
Favourite football team: Liverpool
Reason for running: Getting fit (NYE resolution!) and raising money for great charity.
Greatest fear for the run: The next day!! and blisters.
JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebekah-keane-run
Job: Female Participation and Fundraising Coordinator at FBB
Favourite football team: Arsenal
Reason for running: I’ve been with FBB for just under a year now. The work that we do with our young people is of vital importance. Within this I see how sometimes we have to make tough choices about where to work, I wish this wasn’t the case. This is why I’m running the big half. Generating unrestricted funds for FBB will take us to the next level in our decision-making and ensure that the young people are always at the heart of what we do.
On a personal note, I really wanted to take on the challenge to see how far I can push my body. About 4 years ago I started a journey to reconnect with my physicality – it started out as a desire to knock my weight done but ended up transforming my lifestyle and shaping the person I am today.
Greatest fear for the run: That I won’t make it the whole way!! Juggling work and training has been a real challenge. Hopefully, I will be able to run the entire race – I’m determined not to walk for as long as possible!!
JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/josh-brownfbb
Job: Local Engagement Officer, Teach First
Favourite football team: Newcastle
Reason for running: The persuasive skills of Jasper Kain. I injured my knee last February and it was a good excuse to get back to fitness whilst raising money for a fantastic organisation.
Greatest fear for the run: Having absolutely no idea how to pace myself!
Facebook Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/272326749966987/
Job: Creative Lead at Seenit
Favourite football team: Middlesbrough FC
Reason for running: To raise money for you the lovely people of FBB and to show myself that i can do this!
Greatest fear for the run: My knees packing in- ha!
JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-sibley
Job: Harriet’s Boyfriend
Favourite football team: Dulwich Hamlet
Reason for running: FBB is BAE.
Greatest fear for the run: Going too hard, too early!
JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cptmatthews
Job: Associate director at Atelier One Structural Engineering
Favourite football team: Plymouth Argyle
Reason for running: Rebekah rules. And so does her charity.
Greatest fear for the run: My shorts falling down
Job: Co-director at Just Play
Favourite football team: Arsenal
Reason for running: Was invited to the FBB ‘Football For All’ event. This was the first I’d heard of FBB and love the programme. An excellent, challenging, educational programme for those passionate about sport. It provides a fantastic platform for their growth. Now doing my bit to support. Also preparation for the Paris Marathon 2018.
Greatest fear for the run: Muscle injury
FBB is about going beyond and pushing yourself to be great. These runners are doing exactly that, and we’re so excited to have them represent us this Sunday! Please support this group, and FBB, by donating today!