THANK YOU, JACOB!
This month's fundraiser story comes from someone who invited us to follow his journey right from the start via his regular blogging.
Jacob Taylor ran the Manchester 10k back in May and used his own story and blog to share his progress with his followers and increase support for the vital work we do at George House Trust.
Jacob gave his reasons for supporting George House Trust:
“I knew, as soon as I was registering myself for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester 10K run in the November of last year, that the charity I wanted to run for was going to be the George House Trust. Not only is it a local charity in a city I am proud to call my second home (hence the Manchester bee tattoo on the inside of my right arm), as a gay man, I understand the impact which HIV has had, and continues to have, on the community in which I am a part of, and wanted to make a difference by fundraising for, and representing, George House Trust in the Manchester 10K.”
Jacob raised and incredible amount and gave us an insight into his experience:
“The event itself was absolutely phenomenal! The weather was beautiful, the atmosphere was electric, and hearing the commentator at the end cheering my name when I crossed the finishing line made the blood, sweat and tears worth the while! Knowing how much support there was, from people sponsoring me to good luck messages to spectators cheering you throughout, really motivates you to carry on when you feel like giving up, and if you really want to challenge yourself, I would recommend doing the 10K - you'd be smiling afterwards when you are treated to a lovely pint of beer and a well deserved Sunday roast...I am pretty happy to have raised so much money for George House Trust, and would like to do it all over again in the, hopefully, not so distant future!”
Thank you so much, Jacob, it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience of fundraising for George House Trust - and we're totally going to hold you to doing it again in the near future!
If you want to follow in Jacob's footsteps and raise money to help support people living with HIV then check out the fundraising section of our website or request one of our brand new Fundraising Packs to get hints, tips and ideas to really kickstart your fundraising efforts!