This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
The next one of our Lakeland 100 related donations comes from Tim Taylor (aka Mr Chia Charge) who not only supplies the Lakeland 100 runners with chia seed filled flapjack goodness but also runs the checkpoint affectionately known as Howdy Town (Howtown). Tim has nominated The Island to receive his £500 donation.
The Island has been operating since August 2007 and offers support to vulnerable 8-13 year olds in York who are struggling to cope at home, school or in the wider community, or who are experiencing difficult transitions in their lives. The Island links these young people with volunteer mentors whom they meet with on a weekly basis over the course of a year. The mentoring allows them to develop a supportive, ongoing relationship whilst providing them with the undivided attention they need to increase their confidence and self-esteem. They participate in recreational activities and help the children to move forward in their lives.
The £500 Epic Kidz donation given on behalf of the Lakeland 100 competitors will go towards supporting The Islands two clubs (North & South Island), enabling them to buy equipment and games for the children/young people to enjoy whilst attending the clubs.
Read more about The Island at http://www.theislandyork.org
Follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheIslandMentoring