Worcestershire residents Niki Kelly and David Lloyd-Rumens will be tackling Tenby IRONMAN to raise awareness and funds for local charity; Worcester Community Trust.
Niki, who developed a relationship with the trust through CEO Ruth Heywood, felt a specific connection to the Community Connectors project run by the Trust. Working within the Vascular Ultrasound department at Worcester Royal Hospital, Niki often meets older patients in need, so the ability to additionally contribute to their mental and social wellbeing was an opportunity she jumped at.
Niki said, “Day to day I’m incentivised to push myself and work towards something so the opportunity to do so, whilst giving back to my community, is the perfect fit. Plus, after completing a half IRONMAN in June of this year, I’m feeling confident and looking forward to get back into fundraising”.
The Tenby IRONMAN, commencing on the 15thSeptember 2019, will see individuals race in a gruelling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and end with a 26.2 mile marathon run. So far, over the course of the year, the Worcester Community Trust fundraisers have clocked over 590 miles of running, 2170 miles of cycling and over 120,500 yards of swimming – all to prepare for the race.
David, another Worcester resident, is aiming to complete the IRONMAN in 13-15 hours and in order to make that happen, has been training for 40 hours per month. David is participating in the IRONMAN to raise money for Worcester Community Trust, a charity which David and his wife’s business (Sub Studio Photography) has supported many times and in a multitude of ways, including event attendance and donations to prize draws to raise funds for the Trust.
Having taken part in last year’s Bolton race, David had this to say about the Tenby IRONMAN: “Taking part in this IRONMAN pushes me not only to get outdoors and exercise, it also enables me to raise money for a local charity. Contributing to those in need through the many different programmes Worcester Community Trust provide is all the incentive I need… even if I did have to teach myself how to swim through YouTube videos!”.
Worcester Community Trust is a charity managing 6 community hubs in Worcester and running a range of community projects, which are changing the lives of people every day. Donations to the Trust can go towards any of the projects that are provided to those in need:
£10 funds food for two after school clubs reaching 60 young people
£25 pays for one weeks’ support for a volunteer to visit older people at home
£50 enables the DAWN project to support a victim of domestic abuse
£91 buys lunches for one older person for a year
£150 pays for a specialist youth program to support vulnerable young people
£300 pays to support and train a volunteer for a year
To donate to the Trust and sponsor either Niki or David, then please follow either of the JustGiving pages below: