They say it’s always the quiet ones and true to form, our very own volunteer, Stan Stanning, is attempting something quite remarkable in order to raise funds for South Lakes Citizens Advice. He didn’t want it known widely what exactly he is about to tackle; true to form, Stan just wanted to keep it quiet, known only to his close family and a handful of friends. But, we think he deserves our full encouragement and support and he finally agreed to let it be known that he is attempting an epic run.
In his own words Stan says:-
“I’m going to run from Kirkby Stephen to Ambleside. It’s about 40 miles. The first 30 miles is on the Coast to Coast route but then I veer off just below High Street ‘cos the route goes to over to Grasmere at that point.
I have been training on the route for the past 2 years and finally decided to do it for real. It’s gonna take a lot of sweat and tears plus blisters and aches, so lots of fun…
I’m going to be raising money for The South Lakes Citizens Advice. This volunteer organisation helps anyone with any issue. It is independent, free and confidential. The most important thing I have found with them is their absolute non-judgmental attitude. All sorts of people volunteer and they make a huge difference to people’s lives.”
Stan’s planned route is certainly not for the faint-hearted and if all goes according to plan and it isn’t too hot, his run will go ahead on Friday (3rd June). We are immensely proud of him and wish him well in his endeavour. We hope to get an personal account of the event from Stan soon, about all the highs and lows (literally!) of the day, so watch this space!
If you would like to sponsor Stan, it is not too late. Just click on our donate button at the bottom of our Home page which will take you to the secure Pay Pal site. Any money raised will go directly to South Lakes Citizens Advice and will be used to help deliver our vital service to people in need in the local community.
If you would like to volunteer for South Lakes Citizens Advice check out the information here and get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.