Carl's 2017 Challenge!
24 January 2017
I'm raising funds by running 10ks, half marathons and marathons too, all year round. With the help of family, friends, Facebook, Twitter, other social media and newspapers, I'm hoping to raise £2017 for the 2017 miles I'll be running in 2017.
The reason I'm supporting SMA Support UK is because my brother Daniel Rooney has SMA and I remember, as a child, all the help and support the Jennifer Trust (now SMA Support UK) gave us and the great weekends and days out we had with other families.
So now I think it's about time I started to say thank you and to do that I hope to raise as much money as I can every year.
I enjoy raising money for SMA Support UK because it's my way of saying thank you for all that the charity's done and I hope the funds I raise will help continue that good work.
Plus now I've got a love for running and I just can't stop! So as I'm doing something I enjoy, why not raise some money along the way?
As for plans for more fundraising in the future, I'd like to try and get a place in the London or New York marathons. And if ever I could get the help and funding, my dream would be to run from John O' Groats to Lands End.
But one can only dream - Lol!
An article about Carl and his 2017 Challenge also featured in The Cambridge News which you can read here.