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Introducing fundraiser number 9… Jo!

I became a mum in 2000. My daughter was very much wanted and I had good support from family and friends, a nice home and a secure income. So I was shocked at how much I struggled to adjust to being a parent. Not only was I finding it tough but I also felt guilt and shame that I was failing as a mum, when I had barely started. Things got better over time but I have never forgotten that experience. I have always thought, if I struggled, how might others also find parenting tough who don’t have my advantages or resources.

Home-Start Manchester recruits other parents to offer emotional support and practical help to young families in our city and that’s why I am running the Manchester 10K for them – and I’ve never run 10K before! I hope you will donate what you can to this amazing organisation and help us to continue the essential work they do.

You can support Jo and us via her Virgin Money Page