Why take part in a local charity fundraising event? Joy. Plain and simple.
No, I didn’t have an Aunty Joy that I was running in memory of… I mean the emotion. Joy.
We all understand why people take part in charity events when their lives have been touched by a particular illness or a bereavement. But for the rest of us, who are fortunate not to have been affected yet, why should we take part?
We know about fundraising but what else is there?
Imagine if I could transport you to a world where people are not just smiling but are grinning at each other. Where the background noise is unrestrained, natural laughter. Where no one worries what size you are, how fit you are or whether your hair looks ‘right’.
Welcome to the world of the Mud Pack Challenge where adults become kids again, whilst kids wish they were adults so they could take part. Your heart glows with being part of something magnificent, important and meaningful. The stories around you have a quiet pride to them: the shared anecdotes, inspiring stories and a chance to remember.
Many different journeys, through some sad and difficult times, which have all led to this one day, one event and the opportunity to have some simple fun. Joy isn’t an emotion we get to experience often enough so grab the chance while it’s there.
You’ll remember it with a smile and a little bit of joy will warm your heart with every memory.
I loved it… LOVED it and have signed up for the next one. Go on, sign up for a local charity event yourself. We all need a bit of joy in our lives.
Thank you Amanda McDermott
Amanda McDermott (Number 8) with Team TMA and The Hospice of St Francis Corporate Fundraising Manager, Carolyn Addison