After months of fundraising (and a week delay) I finally took part in the St Helena Hospice 2018 Comic Hero Run, a 5K charity fun run that I completed... dressed as Slimer! It was hot, sweaty and hard to breathe but I finished in the top 10 (I came in 6th place) out of over 100 runners!
I had a great time taking part in this fun run and as difficult as it was to complete, it was well worth it to raise £300 for the hospice. On that note I just wanna say thank you to everyone who donated to this event and to all the Ghostheads and Ghostbusters Franchises that have helped me promote this event over the last 6 months.
Pretty sure I'll be running again in 2019, the only question is: where do I find a Stay Puft costume?
It's World Autism Awareness Week!
Our very own Dan Aykroyd has stated that his Asperger syndrome contributed to the inspiration for Ghostbusters because one of his symptoms included "my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement".
You can find out more about Autism and how you can lend your support via the National Autistic Society's website autism.org.uk
I'm always looking for my next challenge (and my next excuse to dress up as a Ghostbusters character) so the St. Helena Hospice "Comic Hero Run" is perfect for me. As someone who suffers with asthma running is a really important part of my life, so it'll be nice that on that day my running will not only help my health but will go a small ways to helping someone else's aswell.
That is why, on Sunday March 18th, 2018 I'll be in Colchester Castle Park (dressed as everybody's favourite ugly little spud) standing toe to toe with a bunch of other superheroes, young and old as we run each 1, 5 and 10K respectively for this incredibly worthy cause.
"Whether you walk, run, fly or teleport, this event is a fantastic excuse for you, your family and friends to dress up and raise money in aid of St Helena Hospice. Every penny raised for this event will go towards supporting local people living with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice."
I have set myself a minimum fundraising goal of £150 and I need your help to achieve it! Even if it's just £1, anything you can spare to help my cause would be greatly appreciated (donations can be made below). The event is free to attend so if you're in the area it would be awesome to see you down there, showing your support Ghostbusters style!
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