Chair’s Challenge 2019

Sharon Wilding Kent MS Therapy Centre Board Trustee
Chair of Trustees – Sharon Wilding

The Chair’s Challenge 

Raising more money is essential to the Centre, but it’s like climbing a never-ending mountain – there is always a bigger peak ahead. Racking my brains to think what more I could do to help I came up with my own challenge, to run the Canterbury half marathon in aid of the Centre, on 29th August next year. Now I know a half marathon is not that impressive, some of you will have done better, but with a full-time job, the Centre responsibilities, and four children (almost grown-up but definitely not off my hands), finding time to train is a big challenge in itself. I’ve worked out the only way I can fit it in is to get up earlier and, in December, start my running in the dark. To keep me motivated I will certainly need the encouragement of lots of sponsors!  

As a further spur to my determination, I will also pledge to match every penny donated if I fail to start. So, the more sponsors the more it will cost me if I fail – I hope that will be a big incentive for people to chip in! I’ve set up a Just Giving page that I’m launching this month, and I’ve signed up to the Canterbury 10 Mile in January to give me a short-term goal. Please share the link as widely as you can.  

Progress Updates from Sharon