Thank you James!
A big shout out to James and a HUGE thank you for raising money for Wigan & Leigh Young Carers by running the Wigan 10k!
You can still donate online to help James achieve his target of £150. Please help by sharing this post onto your social media pages and to our friends and family.
This is James’ story and reasons for raising money for our charity.
Hello, I’m James. I have decided to run the Wigan 10k for Friends of Young Carers. Friends of Young Carers is a Wigan based charity, who work with young carers, to increase or maintain their physical and emotional state, through support and guidance. The charity was introduced to me through a Christmas party, which was held at my church, to help the young carers have a break & spend time with their age group. Throughout the night, I noticed the excitement on their faces, which allowed me to understand how much they appreciated that break away, to just be themselves. Without this charity, some of the young carers within the borough of Wigan, would feel lost and trapped. However, with this charity, those feelings are combated, just by the care and guidance they provide, which also allows young carers to continue caring for their loved ones. Therefore, on Sunday 7th September, I am taking a personal big step & running the Wigan 10k. I am blessed to have good health & an ability to run, to raise funds for a worthwhile charity. Please give what you can, as I am more than sure it will be beneficial. Thank you!