I am taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018! Although I enjoy running, this is going to be another level of challenge and 26.2 is definitely going to be tough!
I have decided to raise money for two amazing charities....
Parkinson’s aims to improve the lives of people who are affected by the disease. All the money raised is used to help bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s. Just £20 could pay for a month of nutrients to grow brain cells in the lab for research, helping to find new and better treatments.
This charity is close to my heart because my Grandpa suffered with Parkinson’s for the last 20 years of his life. My Grandpa was a big inspiration to me, due to our mutual love for pretty much every sport. He would be very proud to see me take on this challenge and I know that raising money for this charity will help make the difference to people.
The Freya Foundation
The Freya Foundation is much smaller charity, set up by some family friends whose daughter was diagnosed with PHD. At the time of diagnosis they knew nothing about this disease and set up the charity to support families like them.
The charity works closely with doctors and other medical staff to help find treatments and medical support for those suffering with PHD. This rare disease does not have a good outlook, but with any small amount of money more research can be done and families can be given the support they need.
Any sponsorship will be split with 85% going to Parkinson’s and 15% going to The Freya Foundation....and any donation will make the difference to both charities.