Thursday, 6th December 2018
Local women set to run 25 miles on Christmas Day in aid of local mental health charity
Sales Co-ordinator, Victoria Turrell from Gorleston will be taking on her hardest challenge yet as she looks to run 25 miles on Christmas Day in aid of local mental health charity, Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind.
Victoria is a regular runner but this challenge will really test her fitness and strength of mind, as the furthest she’s run to date has been 18 miles. She’s already upped her strict training regime to ensure she’s ready to take on this difficult challenge.
Victoria will be setting off from her home in Gorleston at 6am on Christmas Day and running to Oulton Broad, passing through Hopton, Corton and Lowestoft before coming back via Blundeston, Lound, Browston, Belton and Bradwell. She will run the final mile from Bradwell to The Lord Nelson Pub in Gorleston with her dog Pepper, where they will no doubt both receive a fantastic Christmas Day welcome.
Victoria, said: “I understand the benefit physical activity can have on mental wellbeing. I wanted to set myself a personal challenge that could help raise awareness, whilst raising funds for Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind to support the fantastic work they do within our community.
“It’s definitely going to be challenge and I hope people will come out to cheer me along the way or even join me for part, or the whole run. A donation to my Just Giving fundraising page for this great charity would also be very much appreciated.”
Rachel Walsh, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind, said: “We can’t thank Victoria enough for taking on this challenge on Christmas Day! We’re always truly amazed and thankful when people choose to take on physical challenges to support our work and raise awareness. The funds raised through sponsorship will be used at local level to directly support our services and the people who access them.”
Victoria is already planning her next challenge - she has registered with Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind to take part in their RED January campaign, a community initiative encouraging people to take up some form of physical activity everyday throughout January to help improve their mental wellbeing. She’ll be joining a community of REDers across Norfolk and Waveney to kick start their 2019 in the positive way.
You can find Victoria’s JustGiving fundraising page at