You can get your skates on this weekend to help a Spalding women who’s to run the London Marathon for a mental health charity.
Sam Hall will take on the 26.2-mile challenge in April next year for the Mental Health Foundation.
And as part of the fund raising a special roller disco is being held in her honour at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.
Sam, who practices and teaches hairdressing, hasn’t ran in any event previously but she’s been partly inspired by watching husband Richard in the race and she’s looking to raise thousands for charity.
“I feel quite strongly about mental health and how it effects so many people from all different walks of life,” she said. “I think it’s one in four of us will suffer a mental health issue at one point in our life.
“I’ve seen family members struggle with it, including anxiety and depression and lots of examples through teaching.
“I’ve never been a runner before, but I’ve joined up with the Halmer Harriers Running Club, who are brilliant, and did the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme.
“I’m not going to say I’m going to run the marathon in a certain time or anything.
“I just want to get round in one piece.”
Sam needs to raise £2,000 for the Mental Health Foundation but has already raised a brilliant £1,600.
That is only set to improve as the 80s Roller Disco is held this Saturday (November 30) to raise even more money for the charity fund.
Husband Richard has volunteered at the Castle Sports Complex for around 30 years and Kev Clow of Leo Promotions has put on the special night for Sam’s chosen charity, so people can “get something out” of raising money for her.
As ever with the weekly events at the Castle Sports Complex, there’s a family session from 6.30pm to 8pm (entry is £3.95) and a late session from 8.15pm to 10pm (entry 4.95).
For this week though there will also be a special dance floor put on for those that don’t want to skate in the second session (entry £4.50).
Kev said: “It will be a great night for a really good cause and it’s also something for all the family.”
You con donate to Sam at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamanthaHall16