19 May 20

The 500 Mile Challenge: Kath’s Fundraiser

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The 500 Mile Challenge: Kath’s Fundraiser

Our Digital Marketing Coordinator, Kath Embling, is running an incredible 510 miles for Brunelcare, to help raise money during this challenging time.

Kath is running 510 miles, over 5 months, to represent each of the 510 residents and tenants living in our care homes and extra care housing sites. The run, in total, is the equivalent of running 19.4 marathons!

Starting the challenge last week, Kath will run approximately a marathon a week, until she hits her 510 mile target. Her challenge will end on October 14th and she has calculated that it will take an average of 103 hours overall, a total of eight days running.

The money raised from Kath’s fundraiser will go towards wellbeing supplies for residents and tenants living across the Brunelcare community. She has raised over £800 so far and is well on the way to hitting her target of £1000. Residents and tenants have been cheering Kath on, with our Deerhurst care home sharing some lovely signs of support.

Kath used to run regularly until she sustained a foot injury six years ago. Her injury was so bad that she believed it was unlikely she could run again. However after years of intensive physiotherapy to heal her injury, Kath has recently started running again.

Kath said: “I wanted to do something special for Brunelcare, something that meant a lot to our tenants and residents. The money I raise will fund wellbeing activities within our care homes and will go towards future day trips for our residents to look forward to once we’re out of lockdown. I’ve never taken part in a challenge like this before but I’m looking forward to getting started!”

If you would like to support Kath and sponsor her 510 mile run for Brunelcare, click here.

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