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Wendy's Winter Workout 2021

In February 2021, SMART founder, Wendy James, undertook a mega running challenge to raise money for SMART. She decided to run 28km per week in the 28 days of February - that's the equivalent of nearly three marathons!

Wendy only took up running in the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 through the Couch to 5k programme, and could comfortably run 3km by the end of the programme. Since the autumn, she has been regularly running 5km and, in January, completed three 10km runs. Wendy continued to clock up the miles and build her love of running.

Despite heavy snowfall forcing some rest days, Wendy completed the challenge with a day to spare! She raised an incredible £680 (including GiftAid), thanks to the generosity of SMART’s supporters. This money will go towards providing grants for the young people of Suffolk to pursue their artistic goals.

As we see light at the end of the tunnel and progress towards moving out of lockdown, it is essential that we ensure young people get the opportunity to access arts education, especially as so many families will be struggling to make ends meet.


Thank you to everyone who donated! If you would like to undertake a sponsored challenge to raise money for SMART, get in touch!

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