June 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
We posted on the blog in April about Connie Lowe’s wonderful fundraising efforts for TWOWEEKS. Well, she ran the marathon on the 22nd of April in an impressive 4 hours 24 minutes and 13 seconds and she had an absolute blast doing it.
“Being a first time marathon runner I didn’t know what to expect particularly during the last 10km as I had never run that far before. It was painful towards the last half an hour, I was on the brink of wanting to walk it, but I persevered and ran all the way. I had a lot of fun, the crowd were very supportive, and it was an amazing experience to run around London and to see all the historic landmarks.
It was rewarding to run with a purpose, knowing that I had the support and encouragement of my friends and all the people who had kindly donated to TwoWeeks. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to run on behalf of TwoWeeks – I would do it again and encourage others to do the same!”
Connie is a fantastic example of the type of volunteering and fundraising that TWOWEEKS is always looking for more of so if you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch.
Connie’s fundraising page will be open until September so please lend your support. Every little bit means the world!
April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
Every year TwoWeeks sees wonderful people volunteering their time, energy and enthusiasm to help us fundraise. One of our latest supporters is Connie Lowe, who will be running The London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April to help raise money for TwoWeeks. We asked her to share a few words. If you would like to donate to TwoWeeks in aid of Connie’s fantastic commitment then please do so here.
What you do Connie?
I work and live in Auckland, New Zealand.
How did you get involved with TwoWeeks?
I was introduced to TwoWeeks by a friend who informed me the charity needed a finance volunteer. I went to one of the introduction sessions and was inspired by how people were using their skills and their vocation to help children at the Lily. I have enjoyed my time working as a volunteer for TwoWeeks and I have made some great friends along the way too.
How are you feeling about the upcoming marathon?
I am excited to be running my first marathon, but instead of running it for personal fulfilment I thought I could use my marathon entry to help somebody or something and TwoWeeks immediately came to mind! To finish the marathon would be a nice personal achievement but to know that someone’s life could be impacted or changed is even more rewarding.