Archive for September, 2011

Running for YogaMobility

Marie Pugh will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon on 16 October 2011 in aid of YogaMobility.

Marie says:

“last year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer , this year almost to the day of my last radiotherapy visit I’m gonna be taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon. No – I’m not ‘running’ it for a big national charity, I’m doing it for a little local charirty that helped to get me back on my feet and put a much needed smile on my face. These guys do fantastic work in the Cardiff area to help people with disabilities of all kind stretch their minds as well as their bodies. I’m very proud to know them and even more proud to be able to give something back. Dig deep dear friends – event if it’s only £1! Every little helps when your charity is this small.”

We hope that all friends and supporters of YogaMobility will support Marie by visiting her Everyclick page and making a donation:

Support YogaMobility on Everyclick

Supporters of YogaMobility can now help us online by using the Everyclick fundraising website.

You can use Everyclick to help us in three ways:

1. If you are planning a fundraising event of your own, visit the Everyclick YogaMobility group page, and follow the instructions to set up your own page, selecting “yogamobility” as your chosen charity.

2.  If you do online shopping, download the “Give As You Live” App, follow the instructions. Every time you buy online from hundreds of well known stores, YogaMobility will receive a donation from the retailer.

3. Sign into your Everyclick account, and use the Everyclick search facility to search the web, and a small donation will go to YogaMobility.

Cardiff West MP and AM join Yoga Mobility for a morning

Members of the YogaMobility group at Sbectrwm Community Centre welcomed Mark Drakeford AM and Kevin Brannen MP to their class today (Thursday 1st September).  The meeting was arranged by Joseph Carter from MS Society Cymru as part of an initiative to highlight the way voluntary organisations can support people disabled by multiple sclerosis and other conditions.

Members of YogaMobility affected by a range of conditions (including MS, arthritis, cystic fybrosis, heart disease, head injuries and mental health problems) were able to explain how yoga practice helps them to remain physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. The group also pointed out the importance of the social engagement that would otherwise be lacking were it not for their yoga classes.

YogaMobility members were also able to raise their concerns about the current funding climate that leaves them struggling to maintain their classes and makes it difficult to develop new classes despite interest from people across Wales (more than 80% of YogaMobility’s funding comes from private donations and private fundraising events).

YogaMobility members were delighted that Mark and Kevin agreed to join in with the class, participating in about 30 minutes of exercise before having to leave for another appointment.