Mark Cooper of Edinburgh, England is attempting to run a 1,300 mile trek from Amseterdam to Barcelona all in the name of charity. Trying to raise £25,000 for an organization called Headway Group, Cooper will run the equivalent of 50 marathons in 56 days.
Why do this for this particular organization? In an interview, Cooper explains why:
“I have chosen The Edinburgh Headway Group (EHG) as the work they do to support people who have suffered an acquired brain injury such as a stroke. My Mother Sheila passed away in 1997 from a Brain Haemorrhage and I consider the work the EHG do as vital.”
As a result of wanting a lifestyle changein 2007, Mark Cooper has found that pushing himself to the limits is something he really enjoys. As a result, he is using his new found passion in a way to help others around him. He’s not the only one. Others out there have used their skills to develop social enterprises and other organizations to help make their world a better place.
How are your passions helping others?