Since joining the credit union earlier this year I have been really impressed with the extent to which the credit union team want to help others, both inside and outside work. Recent credit union blogs have covered how Dave, Chris and Matthew contribute to charity in their spare time and I wanted to share my charity fundraising story.
A few years ago my stepmother, a close friend of my mum’s and a work colleague of mine were all diagnosed with cancer within a short space of time. Sadly my stepmother and my mum’s friend passed away but watching all three bravely battle such a horrible illness made me determined to make some contribution, however small, towards combatting cancer. I have made participating in the Race for Life an annual event, and I am now in training for my local Cancer Research 5k run for 2014.
I am not particularly sporty so the 5k run is hard work. What makes it worthwhile though is seeing hundreds of people joining together to raise money for such a great cause.