Mega marathon effort
Amy took on the London Marathon in April 2017. Determined to help littlelifts, she asked people to sponsor her, held a ‘Guess my Finish Time’ competition with prizes donated by local businesses, and asked people to sponsor a specific mile and pick a song to accompany it. Raising a total of £1,765, Amy not only smashed her fundraising target of £500, but also her expected time by 45 minutes.
“I’ve known Oa, the Founder of littlelifts, for many years and so have been there and followed her experiences with breast cancer and the subsequent journey to establish littlelifts. I never fail to be inspired by what the charity both aspires to and achieves, and look to support it whenever I can.
Although the marathon was a lifelong ambition, it still represented significant sacrifice, commitment and effort in order to get me to the stage where I could do it, I had to juggle life with a baby, Type 1 Diabetes, and everything else with the challenging training throughout a long, dark, cold winter. I therefore hoped that people would want to recognise my endeavours and support littlelifts in recognition of that.
The day of the marathon was fantastic, I can honestly say that, regardless of how difficult it was at points, I enjoyed every minute. I was very proud to be running in my littlelifts top, and hearing the crowd shout ‘Go littlelifts’ at me at regular intervals spurred me on so much.”