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Run 100k in May with The Door

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The weather might not be with you, but it’s time to get moving anyway in aid of a great cause as The Door’s fundraiser ‘100KinMay’ returns for another year.

Heading into its fourth rendition, The Door sets a challenge to walk, jog, run or cycle 100 kilometres in May’s 31 days, all in aid of their local youth charity which offers mental health support to young people and their families across the Stroud district and South Cotswolds by providing positive role models and safe spaces such as youth clubs, mentoring and telephone support.

Cost of living pressures have meant that The Door needs financial support from fundraisers like this one more than ever so they can help local families get by at a time of need and previous entrants have gone above and beyond to raise money, one participant taking on a 300km triathlon and another cycling 30km on every day of the month.

Operations Manager Anne Townsend said: “100KinMay is a great way to get out and about in our beautiful part of the world, explore new routes, or revisit old favourites. Getting sponsored is also a great motivator, when you know that every step is helping raise funds to support local people it is suddenly a lot easier to go out each day.”

The Door has been based in Stroud since 1991 and offers support to young people aged 11-25 for advice, help or even just a chat, with a dedicated phone line for those who want to use it. The mental health support across the Stroud district and South Cotswolds provides positive role models with telephone support and mentoring. They also offer free-of-charge safe spaces in the form of youth clubs with table tennis, games consoles, cooking, and music available.

Ann Cresswell, a supporter of The Door who has been taking on the challenge since it began in 2020 said: “I am taking part in the 100kinmay challenge as a really fun way to help get funding to enable The Door to continue its vital work with young people and families.”

Townsend added: “Everyone is invited to take part in the fundraising, there is no age limit, entry is free and there are no set fundraising targets.  We want people to be able to get involved in a way that suits them, take the 100km at their pace and ultimately have a great time supporting a local charity.”

You can find out more about the challenge and sign up at https://www.thedoor.org.uk/100kinmay or use @TheDoorStroud on Facebook or Instagram. You can also call on 01453 756745 if you have any questions or email fundraising@thedoor.org.uk.

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