On Sunday 4 August, our Marketing, PR and Social Media Director, Ellen Cole will be attempting to run the York 10k to raise funds for The Island.
A long-term client of the Little Seed Group, The Island is a small children’s charity which provides mentoring services for York children experiencing difficulties with their mental, emotional and social wellbeing. Ellen has first-hand experience of working closely with the team and their mentees. In the 18 months that she has worked with them, she has seen more children needing the access The Island’s services due to mental ill-health.
Ellen says “As an adolescent, I struggled with my mental wellbeing, however, I had the luxury of being able to access numerous services with no waiting lists. Unfortunately, the services that helped me 15 years ago are no longer available and the waiting list to access similar services today are incredibly long which can be detrimental to a person’s mental wellbeing. The money I raise will go towards guaranteeing mentoring services for a local child struggling with their mental health.”
Ellen is aiming to raise £250 for The Island which will provide over 6 months of mentoring sessions for a local child.
Nigel Poulton, Mentoring Services Manager says “I am delighted that Ellen will be taking on the York 10k to raise funds for our worthy cause. Fundraisers are at the heart of our work and their efforts really make a difference to the lives of local children going through difficulties within their lives. I wish Ellen all the best with her challenge and look forward to seeing her at the finishing line.”