London Marathon run - help us raise money for Switch Up charity!
21 February 2019
/ Lindleys Autocentres
Our mobile tyre manager, Emma Lindley, has bravely put herself forward and has been accepted for the mammoth task of running this year's London Marathon on Sunday 28th April.
The chosen charity Emma will be collecting for is Nottingham School of Boxing/Switch Up.
Emma said "I first heard of the charity when the company I work for started supporting them. So, I thought I’d take a trip down to the boxing gym and check it out for myself. After the 1st session, I loved it; not only is there such a diverse group of people, but what surprised me the most was the real sense of unity and encouragement from everyone there. This was my first time in a boxing gym and I really felt part of it, and I've continued to go every week since.
The more time I spent at the gym, the more I truly admired all the work all of the coaches and volunteers do. Switch Up provides a mentoring framework which offers tailored support to each individual young person. They work closely with other community and voluntary sector organisations and can accept referrals or make referrals to various support agencies.
Switch Up uses the Olympic sport of boxing as a hook to engage marginalised young people in positive activity before getting to know them individually and offering our mentoring resources to help guide them through potentially life-changing situations. Their mentors aim to empower these young people through developing positive attitudes and challenge negative ones."
Lindleys Autocentres have been working with NSOB/Switch Up since August 2018, and after last month’s donation amount of £674.88, this now takes our total donations to £4,430.87.
If you would like to sponsor, encourage, and inspire Emma on her journey to completing this huge task, you can donate here.