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Lucy looks forward to Women’s 10K fundraising challenge

Gary Seath 1 week ago

Fundraising Media

Lucy Beck is taking on the Women’s 10K in Glasgow to raise funds for Forces Children Scotland.

Lucy will lace up her running shoes this Sunday (16 June) to complete a 10K course that will take in many iconic Glasgow landmarks.

We’ve caught up with Lucy to find out more about the inspiration behind getting involved and how her training is going in the lead-up to Sunday’s event.

 

What inspired you to raise funds for Forces Children Scotland? How does it feel to know that your fundraising will help over 13,000 children from armed forces communities across Scotland?

“Raising funds for Forces Children Scotland is inspiring because it significantly helps children facing unique challenges due to their military family backgrounds.

Knowing the fundraising will benefit over 13,000 children across Scotland brings immense fulfilment and a sense of purpose, providing vital support and opportunities for these young individuals to thrive.”

We understand that you’re a forces child. Can you tell us a little more?

“I have been a forces child all my life, moving houses many times in this time, so much so I went to four schools in four years at one point. So I really understand the need of support in terms of education but as well as mental health wise concerning making friends etc.”

 

So, you’re taking on the Woman’s 10K fundraising event in Glasgow this Sunday. How’s your training coming along?

“I have always been into health & fitness, however, I only started running back in March of this year. I downloaded the Couch to 5k app as a way to keep fit whilst in my final year at university and writing my dissertation.”

 

We can all hit a wall when it comes to endurance events; what do you think will be the thoughts that will get you across the finish line on the day?

“When hitting a wall during the 10k, I’ll focus on the impact of my efforts, knowing I’m supporting over 13,000 children from armed forces communities.

I’ll remind myself of the resilience these children show every day and use that as motivation. Plus, knowing my friends and family will be cheering me on will give me the extra boost I need to cross the finish line.”

What would you say to anyone else who’s thinking about supporting Forces Children Scotland through challenge events, like the Women’s 10K?

“I would say to anyone considering supporting Forces Children Scotland through challenge events like the Women’s 10K that a few hours of your time can greatly improve the lives of children from armed forces communities.

Your efforts will provide crucial support and resources for children facing unique challenges. Participating in these events is incredibly rewarding, both personally and for the community you’re helping.”

 

 

We wish Lucy the very best of luck for Sunday and thank her fundrasing in support of Forces Children Scotland.

If you’d like to donate in support of Lucy’s fundraising, you can do so via Just Giving.

Lucy Beck is fundraising for Forces Children Scotland (justgiving.com)