Fundraiser, Chloe Baxter shares her experience of completing a running challenge to fundraise for POhWER.Photo of Chloe in her pink running gear.

I’ve recently raised over £500 for POhWER by running 100 miles throughout February.

As we are in the middle of lockdown 3.0 I wanted something to challenge me and something to focus on as I’m a hairdresser so we aren’t working at the moment. I’m not a runner but wanted to get more into exercise and feeling healthier so I thought running would be a good option as it fits around looking after my two children.

I ran 4miles every week day and on a Saturday ran 6 miles with Sunday as a rest day. It was a big challenge for me but I was proud of myself for doing it.

I’d never heard of POhWER until my brother started working for them. He has told me a lot about what they do and how important they are for vulnerable people with all kinds of backgrounds. I then went to look on their website and saw all the beneficiary stories about how POhWER has helped to bring positivity and hope to their lives and how they needed their support to make their lives better. This inspired me to raise money for them as I could see the impact of what they do for people. I also wanted to raise awareness of this amazing charity so if anyone was out there needing help they had another lifeline for them to contact.

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