Bradford woman to run 100 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Kirsty Moon of JCT600 is really going that extra mile for charity this year  – in fact, she’s going an extra 100 miles by attempting to complete half a dozen gruelling competitive runs  in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, the company’s chosen charity for 2015.

Kirsty, who is part of JCT600’s head office dealer support team at Apperley Bridge, Bradford, has pledged 2015 as her year of ‘Running for a Reason’.  She plans to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in a number of charity races and half-marathons over the next nine months.  She completed her first event, the Spen20 Road Race in Spenborough, West Yorkshire, on 15 March, running 20 miles in just three hours and 14 minutes.  Some of Kirsty’s key events will be the Great North Run (13.1 miles) in September, building up to her first marathon, the Yorkshire Marathon (26.2 miles) in October.

“I am a little crazy and love running, but taking part in so many competitive runs in a relatively short time will be quite a challenge,” comments Kirsty.  “Having led the JCT600 charity selection committee, I was hugely impressed by the work of Alzheimer’s Society.  One of my family has a form of dementia so it is particularly close to my heart and I am totally committed to doing everything I can for this fantastic charity.

“I’ve already raised £400, thanks to the support of friends, family and colleagues so I’m well on my way to beating the £470 I raised for JCT600’s chosen charity last year.”

Kirsty has run all her life and belongs to Spenborough AC.  She runs on average 20 miles a week; and plans to increase to around 30 to 40 miles in the lead up to the marathon in York in October.

To support Kirsty’s ‘Running for a Reason’, go to www.justgiving.com/Kirsty-Moon2/

Throughout 2015, JCT600’s 2,000-strong team across its 47 dealerships will once again take part in a variety of fund-raising events in support of a single chosen charity with colleagues taking on the challenge of attempting to raise even more funds than last year.

Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.  In 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025.  The Society’s fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms and we will continue our work to improve the lives of those living with dementia.

Written on 21st April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News