My British 10k run for the road safety charity Brake

British 10k brake charity abigail shiers

On the 15th July, I ran the British 10k in order to raise money for the road safety charity Brake.

Although I set my target to £500, I’m very pleased to announce that I have surpassed this total and reached a whopping £755!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated, especially Fieldworks Marketing who donated £500 alone. I’m blown away by your generosity and support.

I really cannot thank you enough.

British 10k abigail shiers run for brake

For many people a 10k run, is a Sunday morning jog, something that is ingrained in their weekly schedule or day to day lives.

For me…it meant much much more.

If you have read my story, you will know that it has taken a long time to get this point to be able to run a distance such as this. And not only run the distance, but mentally overcome fear and be able to talk about the moment my life was changed forever.

In recent months, I have taken to Instagram and my blog and started to share the awful effects the car crash I was involved in had on my mental health and my body.

This run symbolised the beginning of a new chapter for me personally in this long battle. I’m now able and ready to talk about what happened to me, and I’m hoping to begin to help others, whether that’s by raising money to support people bereaved from road crashes or people suffering with mental illness.

Abigail shiers running the british 10k

By sharing my story I hope to raise awareness of road safety, in order to prevent deaths and serious injuries on the road. Not only did I suffer but my family and friends did also, which is the situation for too many people who are caring for or bereaved through accidents on the road.

If you’ve been affected by life changing injuries or mental illness, please know that you will pull through and life can improve dramatically over time. It might a while, but you will get there and you will start to enjoy the world around you again. Just hold on.

This race was a huge achievement for me as at one point I thought I would never walk again, let alone run. This is the furthest I have run since I was 15, and I’m extremely proud of myself.

Abigail Shiers British 10k Brake charity

If you would like to be sponsor me, it’s not too late, you can head to my Just Giving page to donate now.

Thank you all for your support, I’m truly grateful to you for reading my posts, following my story via instagram and keeping up to date on Facebook.

And…if you can donate, it really will mean the world to me and the people who need it most.

Brake is a national charity working to prevent road death and injury and support those bereaved and injured in road crashes. There are 5 people die on our roads every day and hundreds more serious injured.

Your money will help:

  • Enable Brake to keep their helpline running – supporting bereaved and injured in road crashes.
  • Paying for schools to receive Brake resources, to help them teach life-saving road safety messages to their pupils.
  • Provide a free picture book to a young child who has been bereaved in a road crash, to help them cope with the terrible loss.
  • Enable Brake to co-ordinate road safety campaigns to help change  our laws and make safer roads.

Visit www.brake.org.uk to find out more about their life-saving work.

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