This is a terrific project for Hackney residents who are aged 50 or above and identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer (LGBTQ+).
The project has been running for one year, offering free life coaching and more for LGBTQ+ elders who would like to see a change in their lives. And, as of March 2018, the project's funding will be this: nada. Nothing. Zero. Zip.
And that's not ok! In an attempt to raise some money to keep the group going, our LGBTQ+ project coordinator, Marsha (a queer single mama and defiant non-runner) - is going to lever her behind off the sofa, attempt to encourage her little stubby legs to start running, and then keep that up for an ENTIRE 7 KILOMETRES.
Will it be possible? Who can say? It's entirely likely she'll keel over halfway through, sobbing into a puddle of her own sweat and demanding an IV drip of organic merlot, STAT. But she's determined to give it a go, as the project is so excellent, and Hackney's LGBT+ elders so awesome - so we've had to let her.
Watch this space... and please please please - dig into your pocket, grab some, and fling it at our little project so we can make this happen.