In 9 days’ time, our Run to the Beat team takes to the track at London’s biggest music running event, with all 15 of our runners aiming to raise as much money as possible for Help Musicians UK.
The 10k race takes place at Wembley Park, featuring a host of DJs dotted along the route, along with special post-race performances from BBC 1’s Nick Grimshaw, The Wanted’s Tom Parker and DJ duo Sigma.
Our running team features lots of musicians we’ve helped, each with first-hand experience of the support Help Musicians UK provides. But it’s not just musicians running for us; many are simply music lovers wanting to do their bit for the cause.
Here are our top three fundraisers so far..
Joe Painter’s wife Rachel suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He’ll be raising money for us as a thank you for the support we’ve given Rachel in the past. Joe has seen how CFS has affected Rachel’s ability to play and write music by affecting her memory, concentration and energy levels without warning and for prolonged periods of time. So far he’s raised £305 out of his £750 target. Have a read of Joe’s blog post to hear more about his motivation.
Rebecca Herman was awarded our Eleanor Warren Award in 2011 and has so far raised £301.86 toward her £1,500.00 target.
Kate Howden has received two awards from us at crucial stages in her career, and wants to show her appreciation by giving something back. She also seems excited about the prospect of getting fitter! So far Kate has raised £250 out of her £500 target.
The team have done a great job of raising money so far, but there's still time to support them and push those totals even higher. You can check out all 15 of our runners over on our Run to the Beat page, including details on how to donate.
If you’d like to show your support on the day, why not come along as a CHEER VOLUNTEER? You can give us a hand keeping spirits high, and be there to give our runners a huge well done when they cross that line.
The event takes place on Sunday 14 September, with runners starting at 9.55am. Email [email protected] or give us a call on 020 7239 9114 to receive a free supporter pack.