Helen Sargison - Run, Talk, Donate!
So I’m Helen I live in Kent and I am passionate about running and getting others involved. I completed my Leader In Running Fitness qualification earlier this year and in between lockdowns I help out with my local Run Talk Run group. Weekends are spent on the trails getting muddy. Apart from running I am mum to a kitten and 2 guinea pigs! I normally work in London within the financial services industry and I am active member of my work’s CSR and lead the office running group. Ben came to present to my company a few years ago! Charity is very important to me and ensuring we can make people aware of some of the smaller charities and the great work they do.
The 401 foundation do amazing work and after volunteering at the running festival last year I wanted to support more so I set up a monthly donation. Ben and the team are so good at communication - social media is great - and it’s lovely to see the amazing work they do. Such a great bunch of people. The challenge events are also a great idea to raise money but also enable people time to be outdoors and challenge themselves! It’s great to see how far across America I have made it (still a long way to go!).
During this difficult time I wanted to do my little bit to support the 401 foundation and hopefully next year things will get back to normal (new normal) and I can be back over in Portishead to help out at the next running festival!