CEO Anna-Clare runs marathon for STV

22nd April 2024

A huge thank you and congratulations to our CEO Anna-Clare for running the London Marathon, raising funds for Step Together Volunteering and Cancer Research UK!

We are so excited to share that Anna-Clare completed her very first marathon on 21st April in London, raising over £1,500 for Step Together Volunteering & celebrating our 30th anniversary!

This is a huge achievement and we are so grateful to everyone who donated, and to Anna-Clare for completing the marathon to help raise funds.

''I’ve been a part-time runner for around 7 years, and whilst I’ve completed some 10ks and half marathons, I’ve never attempted a marathon. Nor have I fundraised before, but this may well be my one and only marathon, so it seems like the right thing to do!

I am delighted to have raised such a great amount for Step Together Volunteering. Finishing the marathon is a great achievement, but being able to raise this money makes it even more worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who donated.”

Step Together Volunteering supports young people aged 16-25 in Bristol who are not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) and also struggling with low confidence and poor mental wellbeing. They charity provides one-to-one support, for as long as the young person needs it and matches them with volunteering opportunities that will help them gain confidence, skills, and experience. We also support young people aged 15-25 in Dumfries & Galloway.

Established in 1994, Step Together Volunteering also works with people with criminal convictions, and the Armed Forces community. It has projects spanning the length of the country, from Dumfries & Galloway down to the south coast. Each year around 200-300 people are supported to feel more confident, become more connected to their communities and develop skills to help them move forward.

The charity relies on funding from charitable trusts, grant-making organisations and public donations to provide much-needed support to people. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and continues to help us provide our services.