The Norfolk and Norwich Christian community website

YMCA Norfolk CEO takes on marathon challenge

YMCA Norfolk CEO Tim Sweeting has issued a challenge to find 160 staff and supporters to undertake a sponsored activity in celebration of the organisation’s 160th anniversary.

And he is leading the way himself by signing up to take part in the London Marathon on April 24 – his first-ever such event.

 “Every member of the YMCA team has a target for fundraising that pays for some of the personal development activities we do with homeless young people, so I wanted to make sure I was doing my bit for this great cause too,” said Tim.

“It has been tough pounding the streets over the winter months but I have had lots of encouragement from experienced runners and all the people who have sponsored me, which has really helped me keep motivated.

“I keep coming back to the fact that a few achy joints is nothing compared to what homeless young people have to go through and I am sure that thought will help keep me going when the going gets tough on the big day,” said Tim, who you can sponsor at: www.justgiving.com/Tim-Sweeting/

Other members of staff at the Christian charity have already signed up for sky dives, team hikes, bike rides and marathons as part of Challenge 160.

This year, YMCA Norfolk is marking 160 years of service to the Norfolk community, and it hopes to find 160 people to join in the challenge, doing whatever kind of activity they enjoy to raise some much needed funds for its vital work with homeless and vulnerable young people across the county.

People can sign up for any organised charitable event and then donate their sponsorship to YMCA Norfolk or create their very own charity challenge.

To find out more visit: www.ymcanorfolk.org/get-involved/challenge-160-3/

Pictured above is Tim Sweeting.

To submit a story or to publicise an event please email: web@networknorwich.co.uk