Laxey Mum’s 2.6 charity challenge
The Children’s Centre has recently seen a number of ‘2.6 challenges’, launched to replace the Virgin Money London Marathon as a way of fundraising for charities.
Eleanor Miklos is taking part in her own 2.6 challenge on Saturday 23rdMay by attempting her to run up Snaefell, from the Bungalow, 26 times for The Children’s Centre.
Eleanor, an English teacher from Laxey and an employee from Curragh’s Wildlife Park will be taking on this challenge with her family, including her husband and two children, as well as friends, socially distancing of course.
Eleanor told B365: “We all have our mountains, especially the children and families supported by The Children’s Centre. At this time, more than ever, it’s important to show our love for the local charities that strengthen our community. Please donate, join in, and cheer from your car…… whatever! See you on Saturday 23rd May, starting at 8am and continuing all day.”
Joff Whitten, Head of the Children’s Centre added: “We’ve been having a lot of fun with the 2.6 challenges at The Children’s Centre, and it’s probably fair to say most of ours have been a little bit silly. Eleanor is putting us all to shame by agreeing to do this genuinely gruelling challenge. I will make sure I am there to socially distance a shout or two of encouragement.
“Our work with children, families and young people carries on where and how we can – mostly by phone or video call until we can spend time with others again. We are already noticing how difficult this time has been for so many, simple normal things like playing with friends or chilling out to watch a film just haven’t been possible. When this is over we are going to have so many children, families and young people in complicated emotional states – from isolation to a fear of public gatherings. Our work at the Children’s Centre will be as needed and as important as it has ever been and we will be here to help. People like Eleanor raising money on our behalf – but also challenging themselves – is so important and we can thank Eleanor, her family and those who have supported her enough. Happy running!”
If you would like to donate to the cause, please visit Eleanor’s Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/snaefelleanor