We at Xpand always like to support our local community, which is why our Digital Designer Si is running in the Leeds 10k this summer!
Si will be running to raise money for the Xpand charity partner, One in a Million.
One in a Million work to support disadvantaged children and young people in Bradford and the surrounding areas through sports, arts, and enterprise. Their mission is to encourage young people to engage with stimulating activities that develop their skills and confidence.
The overall goal is to provide pathways into employment, education, and training.
One in a Million even operate a Free School in BD8, which is a thriving pillar of the community. They also provide over 35 activity programmes, and run a Positive Lifestyle Centre and Youth Offending Team.
The Leeds 10k will take place on the 8th July, and we’re hoping that Si will earn lots of sponsors for the event!
Si said: “I decided I really wanted to challenge myself and do something outside my normal routine. I want to build up to running a full marathon, so hopefully a 10k will be a good start!
“So far, my training is going pretty well – having lighter nights has definitely helped! I do find that running is partly about the mentality, so I’m going through a lot of motivational podcasts and albums.
“Honestly, I can’t think of a better reason to do it than to raise money for a good cause. I’m a little bit apprehensive, but I’m sure it will be worth it in the end!”