dash for darts blog -Amy
Arts Administrator, Amy, tells us why she's doing the dash for darts.
Amy is one of our Art Administrators at darts, working with our Arts & Health programmes as well as the inspiring exhibitions showing at The Point’s gallery. Hear more about her experience working with darts.
How did you first get involved with darts?
I started working for darts as an Arts Administrator in 2014.
What does darts mean to you?
I feel proud to work for Doncaster’s award-winning participatory arts charity.
Whether it’s children feeling inspired by their first visit to our art gallery, people finding new friends over a shared love of dance, or adults with mental health difficulties regaining their self-esteem by making music at Creative Directions, I’m privileged to see first-hand the positive impact of our creative programmes every day.
Can you tell us more about why you wanted to get involved in dash for darts?
I’ve recently started running regularly again after a bit of a break, so as well as being an opportunity to help fundraise, dash for darts has also been a great personal motivator to keep on lacing up my trainers.
When and why did you first take up running?
Never having been one for exercise apart from the odd yoga class, I was given a Fitbit in 2016 and set myself the target of doing 10,000 steps a day. When I could do that comfortably I wanted more of a challenge, so completed Couch to 5K. Then I really caught the running bug and have gone on to do many 10Ks and a few half marathons, including the Great North Run.
How are you finding training and feeling about the Doncaster City 10k?
This will be my fourth time running the Doncaster 10K and I’m really looking forward to taking part again. It’s a great course that goes right past darts’ home, The Point, and there’s always lots of fantastic support from spectators. Having struggled with my mental health for the past 3 years, I’m trying to be kind to myself in terms of training. My main aim is to complete course still feeling good at the finish line!
If you could share any messages for darts’ audience and dash for darts sponsors, what would it be?
As a registered charity, every donation – whether big or small – really does help us to engage more people in essential arts opportunities across Doncaster. It would make a massive difference to cross the finish line on race day knowing we’ve achieved our £1,000 sponsorship target. Thank you so much for your support!