When I Bonded With a Stranger Over Having Thyroid Disease

In July last year, I completed the 5k Color Run course, raising money for Thyroid UK, a charity that campaigns for and provides information and support to those with thyroid disease and related disorders. I wanted to help them in their mission to provide information and resources to promote effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment for people with thyroid disorders. As someone with hypothyroidism, it was really important to me.

The 5k went well and at a pub in the evening, while having a drink to celebrate my achievement (having hypothyroidism made the course difficult to complete), I visited the toilet. After coming out of the cubicle and washing my hands in the sink, I commented on the pair of amazing shoes the woman standing next to me was wearing. They were mega high and bright pink and sparkly. She explained that she was here for a wedding and asked what I was here for. I replied that I had done the The Color Run that day, going on to explain what it was.

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I Did the Colour Rush to Raise Money for Thyroid UK

On Sunday just gone, I completed The Colour Rush course in aid of Thyroid UK

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Fundraising 2017 – Some Goodies From Thyroid UK

A few weeks ago, I explained how I’d decided to fundraise for Thyroid UK again this summer. Last July, I completed The Color Run and raised £437.50 including gift aid. This year, I’ve set a modest target of £100 and am being joined by four team mates, for The Fun Colour Rush, which looks very similar to The Color Run, but has a cheaper entry fee as well as being much closer to where we live.

After letting Thyroid UK know, who were very thankful and appreciative for it, they offered to send us some free Thyroid UK vests to wear over our official Colour Rush T Shirts, as well as some temporary tattoos, wristbands and trolley keys, which was really kind of them.

We’re going to look so geared-up when we hit that start line!

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The Colour Rush will be a real challenge for most of the team, due to various health conditions, but we’ll be supporting each other round the 5k course, which sees participants showered in a different coloured powder at each 1k, meaning they finish looking like a rainbow with big grins on their faces!

You can sponsor me and my team here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamfabulousforthyroiduk#.WLa64TlvZjE.facebook

Thank you 🙂

I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.

My Fundraising For Thyroid UK 2017

I have decided to raise money for Thyroid UK again this year, a charity who aim to raise awareness of thyroid conditions and promote better diagnosis and treatment.

It is estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease, including 1 in 20 people in the UK. As many as 60% are undiagnosed, and of those diagnosed, a lot are not adequately treated!

As thyroid patients, we know better than anyone what this condition does to its host, but by supporting charities such as Thyroid UK, we can fight to create change in how we’re perceived, how we’re treated and our quality of life.

The Colour Rush will be a real challenge for most of the team, due to various health conditions, but we’ll be supporting each other round the 5k course, which sees participants showered in a different coloured powder at each 1k, meaning they finish looking like a rainbow with big grins on their faces!

You can sponsor me and my team here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamfabulousforthyroiduk#.WLa64TlvZjE.facebook

Thank you 🙂

I would love to reach £100 as my target.

I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.

Completing The Color Run to Raise Money for Thyroid UK

Yesterday, I completed The Color Run in Manchester for Thyroid UK

Here’s me and my other two unicorns, before the run. All dazzling white!

And here we are during and after (the colour festival part enabled us to throw colour over each other). During the run, you get coloured in this amazing powder, meaning you finish looking look a rainbow. Well, kind of.

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My Color Run Pack Has Arrived!

I’m completing the Manchester Color Run in twelve days time, and it’s starting to become a bit more real.

I can’t believe how fast this year is going! I decided I wanted to do it in March, and now it’s almost here.

I wanted to raise money for Thyroid UK, a great charity, but none of the events they organise are near me, plus, The Color Run is just awesome. It’s colourful, it’s happy and you can do it at your own pace. I’ll be running and jogging as much as I can, but I suspect there will be a lot of dancing and walking too!

I’m doing it with my ever-supportive partner (who has already completed a marathon!) and best friend. The packs have arrived, pictured below.  Continue reading “My Color Run Pack Has Arrived!”

My Fundraising For Thyroid UK 2016

The Color Run 5k Manchester – 02-July-2016

I decided I wanted to raise money for Thyroid UK, a charity who aim to raise awareness of thyroid conditions, promote better diagnosis and treatment. Thyroid UK struggle as a charity to raise funds, as it’s not a well-known charity, and neither is thyroid disease itself, but the charity is close to my heart.

It is estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease, including 1 in 20 people in the UK. As many as 60% are undiagnosed, and of those diagnosed, a lot are not adequately treated!

You can see more information and/or sponsor me/donate on the link below:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/unitedunicornsforthyroiduk 

I would love to reach £300 as my goal.

I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.