As registrations pour in for the Chichester Half 2013, to add a bit of fun along the way we’re giving out Next voucher prizes, courtesy of Chichester District Council, for each hundredth runner.
Our number 300 is Kayley Hackshaw; she’s been running with friends and as part of a running club for a couple of years now, and loves how much energy she gets from it. “I always feel like it clears my head” says Kayley, “and it's a great way to wind down after a long day at work”.
Having participated in a few 10k runs before, a Race for Life last Saturday on Clapham Common and the Leatherhead Rotary Club Bluebell Run for the last couple of years, Kayley wanted to track her improvement and stretch herself by entering a half marathon.
Although she’s London based now, she grew up in Chichester and loves the area, so decided it would be great to run here and benefit from the support of her Chichester family and friends too!
Kayley describes how the work of Children on the Edge is close to her heart, as while she was at university she went to Manila in the Philippines and worked with a charity that had set up a brilliant school programme in the slums of a rubbish site in Tondo. She says “I really had no idea of the poverty and destitute living conditions that some children grow up in until I walked into that school! Children on the Edge has very similar projects for improving the quality of life of children and I would love to be involved in fundraising!”.
Since signing up for the Chichester Half, Kayley has set up a JustGiving page to get sponsored for her run and raise money for her projects. We’d love as many runners as possible to follow her example! If you’re running this year and think you can get sponsored then please do consider fundraising for our work, every little really does help.
Find out more about our projects, sign up for the Chichester Half and get sponsored!