Janie Moor, CEO of Citizens Advice South Hams, is back in training – this year to complete a gruelling Aquathlon. The multi-sport event which takes place on September 1st , involves a challenging 1.5 mile swim in the River Dart from Totnes to Sharpham followed by an exhausting and hilly run back along the river to the starting point at Totnes Rowing Club.
Janie is undertaking the challenge to raise money and awareness for Citizens Advice South Hams. She says, “So few people realise that we are a local charity. We help thousands of local people every year from all parts of the South Hams. Our service is mainly run by volunteers who can offer advice and support on the phone, by email and from offices in Totnes, Dartmouth, Ivybridge and Kingsbridge. We’re lucky to be a household name, but many people still don’t realise that we are a local South Hams charity, dependent on local funding and local volunteers.
Hopefully by me doing this and talking about it people will come forward to sponsor me, offer help or decide to make a regular donation.
This will be my second racing event, last year I completed in the South Hams Triathlon and raised over £1,000 in sponsorship. It’s becoming my personal challenge to do something like this each year. I’ve always been interested in sport and thought it would be good to push myself in a way that would help raise funds and awareness for Citizens Advice South Hams at the same time.”
If you would like to help Janie reach her £500 target visit everyclick.com/7kaquathlon or if you would like to set up a regular donation, become a volunteer at Citizens Advice visit southhamscab.org.uk