Societi, the UK Kawaskai Disease Foundation, has been the charity of the year for Fairlands Valley Spartans in 2018. As the year nears its end, the charity sent the following message to the club and the Stevenage Half Marathon in thanks for the efforts of the club and the race during the year, both in raising funds and helping at the race to increase awareness of their work.
On 4 November the Stevenage Half Marathon – a 13.1-mile annual race – was held, with hundreds of runners at the start line.
476 athletes completed the two-lap course, and as you can see by the pic with this post, it was an immensely well enjoyed event!
Stevenage Half Marathon organisers, Fairlands Valley Spartans running club nominated Societi as its charity of the year and a staggering £3,100.38 – proceeds from this phenomenal race – has been donated to us! WOW!!
They’ve also made generous donations to the Rotary Club of Stevenage, Grange Rotary Club, the Stevenage Scouts and the Stevenage Sea Cadets.
We are HUGELY grateful to everyone at Fairlands Valley Spartans running club, and to the Stevenage Half Marathon race director, Sophie and her team for organising what was a brilliantly executed race. For us, the donation will power our work into 2019 and beyond – helping us reach more people to let them know about Kawasaki Disease, and protect tiny hearts! We are deeply grateful too, to Societi Supporter and running club member Andrew Patterson who nominated us for this terrific support.
AND – with 700 more wristbands and tonnes of TEMPERS in circulation following this race – as everyone involved was given these, we’re just DELIGHTED with the amazing amount of Kawasaki Disease knowledge that has been built by this Half Marathon. The power of sport!! 💕
THANK YOU again to all at Fairlands Valley Spartans running club. You’ve made such a massive contribution to our charity, and our work, throughout 2018. And through that you’ve made an enormous difference for UK children affected by Kawasaki Disease! 💕
Oh – and the selfie frame??!! Gorgeous isn’t it! Huge thanks to wonderful Societi Supporter Krishna for making these for this very special race day!! 💕
In response to the message Sophie Cowan, Chair of Fairlands Valley Spartans and Race Director for the Stevenage Half Marathon, replied:
It’s been our pleasure to have you as charity of the year and we wish you all the best with your fundraising and campaigning into 2019 and beyond.
All at the Spartans wish Societi well as they continue their important work.
Further information on Societi and its work can be found at: www.societi.org.uk/