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    Weʼve raised £9,220 to raise awareness and help support PTSD999 by running the 2019 London Marathon

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    Funded on Friday, 28th June 2019

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    Story

    On Saturday 3rd June 2017 my life and career changed in a way I could never have prepared for.

    While on a foot patrol with my colleague, we stepped into a situation that I can hardly find the right words to explain as the atrocities of the London Bridge and Borough Market attack began to unfold.

    Although I didn’t sustain the physical injuries or worse that so many others unfortunately did, the events have no doubt left their mark.

    I know for certain that many of my colleagues and fellow members of the blue light family that responded to calls for assistance have been affected, but while this event was above and beyond the norm, emergency services personnel are faced with traumatic events on a daily basis all over the country. The atrocities at Grenfell and the terror attacks in London and Manchester in 2017 only serve to highlight this.

    We’re only human, but yet we all come back in day after day to do it all again never knowing what’s around the corner.

    Clearly though there’s only so much a person can take, and it seems that only recently attention has really been paid to mental health and wellbeing. No matter how big or small, things will always leave a mark.

    So where am I going with this? Well I have been fortunate enough to secure a spot In the 2019 London Marathon and knew from the start that I wanted to run for someone that really meant something to me and to hopefully make a difference to people.

    And with that in mind I have decided to run for an organisation called PTSD999.

    They are the only organisation in the UK that supports all members of the emergency services, both serving and retired, voluntary, family and friends. A majority of their trustees, administrators and most importantly doctors and counselling staff have served in the Emergency Services and/or Military and suffered PTSD, or have close ties with someone who has.

    PTSD999 is completely independent and funded by private donations and products that they deliver and I’m determined to raise money and awareness of their cause with a view to helping members of the blue light family.

    I know firsthand how important this organisation is and I really hope Im able to help them like they help many others.

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    • Leon McLeod4 months ago
      Leon McLeod

      Leon McLeod

      4 months ago

      So with my page due to close I need to fire out one final massive thank you! I genuinely didn’t believe I would get anywhere my target when this all began but I wanted to raise awareness of mental health and trauma in the emergency services and specifically PTSD999. I think I’ve hit that target at least. I cannot express my gratitude enough at everyone who has supported and shared this page. So with the marathon ticked off it’s now for the next challenge....... Feel free to follow whatever comes next via Instagram and Twitter (leonmcl88)

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    • Leon McLeod6 months ago
      Leon McLeod

      Leon McLeod

      6 months ago

      One week to go...... Just wanted to once again thank everyone who has donated and shared the page. Really can’t wait to get it out there and actually run now. For anyone wishing to follow my progress, or just make sure I actually turn up on the day, my runners number is 59535! Thanks again for your support!! 💙

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    • Leon McLeod7 months ago
      Leon McLeod

      Leon McLeod

      7 months ago

      ‪Beyond blown away by the reaction to my talk with Scroobius Pip. ‪Weirdly I didn’t realise it got as heavy as it did but I’m proud of it‬ even if it was a little difficult to listen back. ‪Massive thanks to anyone who found this page off the back of the podcast can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support! 💙 ‪iTunes: apple.co/1x3xdy0‬ ‪Spotify: spoti.fi/2yt5IBJ‬ ‪Acast: bit.ly/2ailO3O‬ ‪distractionpiecespodcast.com‬

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    Supporters

    500

    • Nick

      Nick

      Jun 29, 2019

    • DC

      DC

      Jun 28, 2019

      92%!

      £3.00

    • BTP Digital Policing Department

      BTP Digital Policing Department

      Jun 28, 2019

      Good luck Leon! Run like the wind.....

      £46.00

    • Catherine Lewis

      Catherine Lewis

      Jun 28, 2019

      So proud of what you've achieved and for sharing your marathon training experience.

      £20.00

    • Nicola Doyle

      Nicola Doyle

      Jun 28, 2019

      Hope you all get the support you need, when you need it. Also hope the services you work for step up and provide them. In the meantime, happy to help a little.

    • James Bliss

      James Bliss

      Jun 28, 2019

      £10.00

    • Celia Loftus

      Celia Loftus

      Jun 27, 2019

      Great cause, well done!

      £20.00

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    Leon McLeod

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    Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Leon McLeod and I am serving police constable with the British Transport Police in London.

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