Mark's Mega Miles for Age UK Suffolk
Published on 27 January 2020 11:41 AM
Mark Vaughan is raising money for Age UK Suffolk.
Mark is attempting to run six races from a 10k to a 24 hour endurance event to raise funds for Age UK Suffolk. He is an experienced distance runner and has competed in marathons since the 1980's
The six races he plans to compete are the Tarpley 20 in February, Liverpool 1/2 marathon and the ROC 24 hour challenge in May, Orwell challenge marathon in June, Ipswich twilight 10k in August and the Great East run in September.So in total about 150 miles!
Mark said "Age UK Suffolk is a local independent charity working with and for older people in Suffolk, ensuring that where needed, people have access to vital and sometimes life changing services and support to make a difference to them in later life. This is a charity that is close to my heart as I have used their support and advice for helping with the care of my elderly mother in recent years and they have been invaluable, having advice at the end of a phone is incredibly helpful and reassuring. It costs around £2 million to run Age UK Suffolk so in a small way by running a few races I would like to contribute to their funds. Any donation however small helps, remember we all grow old. Thank you in advance. I will post my results as I go"
You can link to Mark's fundraising page below to make a donation
Why does your fundraising make a difference?
£50 could pay for a telephone befriender for one year providing friendship and support through a weekly call to a lonely older person.
David says "She's a very nice woman to talk to. No matter how long I go out for, I come home and I am still alone - regular calls help that"