11 reasons people run 10k on a Sunday morning

The dust has (literally) settled from the 12,000 pairs of feet pounding Run to the Beat's 10k course at Wembley Park this weekend.

11 pairs of feet were running to raise money for musicians and so far, our team has raised an amazing £4013.39.

Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you to you for helping us share the stories of our team, for generously donating and of course, to all of the runners involved.

You have until Sunday 28 September to donate to a runner of your choice and not only will you be helping musicians, you can also help determine the top fundraiser who will receive a very special Help Musicians UK prize!

Not only have our runners brought with them incredible will and determination to both raise money and run 10k at 10am on a Sunday morning, but they’ve each bough their own story and shed some light on why people want to help musicians.

Amy HarrisLike Amy. We helped her family when her dad, a talented and well respected drummer with a career that spanned over 6 decades, passed away.

“This charity supports those who have dedicated their lives to music in every way they can, from helping musicians through serious illness, to looking after the families of musicians once they have passed.” Amy Harris

And Joe, whose partner, Rachel, suffers with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). We were able to help when her illness meant that she was unable to write, play and teach.

“Help Musicians UK have helped Rachel several times when she has been unwell and through their support and generosity her life has been made easier during these difficult times.” Joe Painter

Would you like to raise money for musicians? Visit our Fundraising page!

We also had an athletic quintet of emerging musicians who we’ve supported with various awards, all running to raise money to allow us to support even more talented artists:

“This year I have received two awards from them at a crucial stage in my career and I wanted to show my appreciation by doing something to help them continue with the great work that they do, so that other musicians can also be helped.” Kate Howden

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Our Run to the beat team still need your support!

Anna Sideris - Anna is a Royal Academy student and professional singer. She is supported by our Sybil Tutton award. 

Anna Catherine Harvey - Anna is a student at the Royal Academy and professional singer, additionally she is a PPA award holder.

Dawn Coulshed - Dawn is a singer-songwriter and freelance musician. She first heard about Run to the Beat via our Twitter page.

Amy & Emma Harris - Amy and Emma are professional musicians. We help their mother following the death of their father who was also a professional musician.  

Joe Painter - We have supported Joe's partner, who teaches, writes, and plays music, through periods of illness.  

Kate Howden - Kate is an opera student who holds our Sybil Tutton award. 

Paul Baker - Paul is the husband of a Help Musicians UK member of staff and a professional musician.

Soraya Mafi - Soraya is an opera student at the Royal College of Music International Opera School who is supported by our Sybil Tutton and Maggie Teyte awards.

Elizabeth Sills - Elizabeth is our Talent Programme Assistant running to represent the Help Musicians UK staff!

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