Steve began the challenge of running 10 10k races in 2014 and has continued to support us ever since, bringing along friends and running club members. He is about to run his 50th race supporting Mummy’s Star! Here’s what Steve had to say about supporting Mummy’s Star:
After running and raising funds for various cancer, following the death of my sister-in-law Louisa Bullows, I was asked by a colleague could I do anything to support Mummy’s Star. After messaging the founder, Pete Wallroth, I agreed to run ten 10k’s in 2014 in an effort to raise funds. This soon doubled to 20 as my enthusiasm to raise awareness increased. I carried on again in 2015 and reached my 40th race in the September of that year.
During this period some of the Special Mums contacted me regularly, expressing their appreciation and just how much other people caring for them mattered. This made the charity very real for me and so I continued on. Realising I can’t keep asking the same people for sponsorship I asked friends would they take on some challenges in order to help. Many of them run races, spreading awareness as well as raising funds. I also invited my footie friends to an annual footie day and 2016 will see the 3rd such event. The school I work at, and adjacent church, have also backed me through their fund raising events.
Mummy’s Star is not one of the ‘corporate, super-large charities’ and quite frankly I do like this. I am fully aware of the unique and special service they provide, supporting Mums and Families through painful and sad periods of their lives. I will continue raising awareness through my runs and footie events along with encouraging friends to join me and chip in with their challenges and fund-raising. This weekend, my 50th race supporting Mummy’s Star will be the Great Manchester Run and every run is a pleasure to do. I still have a Marathon and six 1/2 Marathons to do before my 2016 challenge is completed and will soon be looking at what I can do in 2017 to carry on my support for Mummy’s Star.
You can read about Steve in the Manchester Evening News