On Sunday, 3rd December, six supporters donned their Christmas outfits and took part in the Santa Run to raise vital funds for the British Youth Council. Despite the rain and cold, the atmosphere was cheerful and festive with a team of staff, friends and trustees there to cheer on the brave Santas!
Lewis Adlington-Lee, Deputy Chair of the British Youth Council and the first to sign up for the Santa Run commented: “I did the Santa Run because I care about the British Youth Council and want to help support its’ programmes to continue. I also did it because as Deputy Chair and a Trustee, it is so important to lead by example when we are asking for support. I think the British Youth Council is incredibly important as it helps young people have a genuine influence on the communities in which they live and provides the platforms for them to shape their futures.”
Luke Thornton, Treasurer of the British Youth Council who also took part said: ‘ I decided to take part in the Santa Run because I was excited to join a new and exciting way for the British Youth Council to raise funds. Reading the news, every day it becomes clearer why our work is so important, helping engage you people to influence decisions they care about. The British Youth Council is undergoing a huge period of change and a key part of that is making sure we are growing and sustainable. Getting involved in fundraising by volunteering for a challenge event helps us on this journey while having lots of fun!’
Our runners included Trustees and Alumni of the British Youth Council. Joe Stockley, one of our trustees taking part was undeterred by cancelled trains and completed his 5K run at home sending pictures to update all of his generous donors!
— Joe Stockley (@Joey_St0cks) December 3, 2017
The runners raised over £1,300 towards the work of the British Youth Council, which is an incredible amount and really will make a huge difference to our work empowering young people to take action on the issues that affect them. From everyone at the British Youth Council, thank you to our runners, supporters and donors.