One of our members – Sue Wolfendale is looking for support in a run for her chosen charity. Please read Sue’s story below, and click on the link to her Charity page……..
I hope you are well! You may not have heard from me for a while but I make no apology for contacting you out of the blue on this occasion. You see, I am going to do something a bit out of the ordinary (for me) and I am hoping you would be so kind as to support me in my project.
I have recently been trying to keep fit
and healthy in the face of advancing age (Big Zero this year) and am trying to
get better at jogging. I have never been much of a runner – police training was
only ever a mile and a half – so I have set myself a goal to participate in our
local Christmas 5-kilometre event, the ‘Llandudno 5K Santa Run’. This will take
place on Saturday 7th December, and I will be running to raise funds for ‘Change
Step’, a Wales-wide service for forces’ veterans.
So far I have managed to complete our local Park run a few times so I know I can actually last for 5 kilometres. I aim to get my time down below 28 minutes, but for this run my style will be cramped somewhat by having to run in a Santa suit!
I have worked with, and played music with,
many ex-forces veterans over the years, but not all service personnel succeed
in adapting so easily to a new civilian life. Some may be affected by injury or
PTSD, others face challenges in finding employment or a purpose in life after
leaving their service community. Sadly, some take refuge in alcohol and other
substances which affect their health and their families.
Step is a programme delivered by CAIS, a charity based in Llandudno, and
supports those seeking help for problems encountered as a result of military or
operational duty. The service is delivered by veterans for veterans. The
programme offers peer support, training opportunities and signposting to
relevant health and welfare services.
I would be really grateful if you would visit my Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sue-Wolfendale and donate a few pounds to enable Change Step’s fantastic peer mentors to help more of their colleagues. Or if you are in the Llandudno area on Saturday 7th December, why not come along to the Promenade and watch the event? Your support in either case will be much appreciated.