I am currently injured and the temperature in Salford has recently plummeted, so why would I not have just signed up for my first ever full marathon?
In truth I work for the life changing charity, The Lowry who's Learning and Enagagement department lead an annual programme of community work dedicated to connecting our artistic vision with our broader context of Salford.
Our aim is to support and develop children and at risk young adults by drawing inspiration from The Lowry�s artistic agenda to engage with and provide opportunities for the most vulnerable and hard to reach young people.
As well as providing regular workshops such as dance for toddlers in First Steps or creative activities at Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry runs its own Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, hosts Kids in Museums Take Over days and offers bespoke creative workplace experience for targeted young people in the Youth Employment Scheme - many of whom have gone on to secure formal employment.
Any money I raise will go towards helping The Lowry's Learning and Engagement department continue their incredible work and expand upon their existing programme to reach more local young people.
Also - I am getting married three weeks after the marathon so any money donated will be sponsoring not only this amazing charity but also my pre-wedding
bliss crisis challenge... Win win.