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Fundraising for Greater London Fund for the Blind

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2017, 23 Apr 2017

Greater London Fund for the Blind

We raise funds for blind welfare services to support visually impaired people

Charity Registration No. 1074958

Story


As I type this, I am smiling at the reaction some of you may have when I announce that this year, (actually in 12 short weeks from now),  - 23rd April 2017 9am GMT - I will be raring to go at the starting line of the London Marathon.

An unlikely suspect I realise to complete such a race!  Truth be told, I haven't really run much longer than a few km’s before, so this is going to be interesting!

With my imminent move to live in New York and a two-week work trip in India planned, my training schedule is less than ideal and will need all the support that I can get!

Completing all 42 km's / 26 miles of this iconic marathon has always been on the bucket list for me and WHEN I complete this, I want  to make it really count - and that's where you all come in.

For most of us, our eyesight is something we take for granted -  being fortunate enough to read this note with healthy eyes and 'see' each day as it unfolds. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone.  Living in a world of darkness can be a lonely experience indeed. 

Both my Nan & Grandad were born with poor eyesight, eventually, both lost their sight in there early 40’s & 50’s, imagine what that must of been like - your whole world changes in a heartbeat.  My Dad spent 18 years working for the Greater London Fund For The Blind (GLFB), which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to vital work for visually impaired children and adults in the local community. 

So this is where I ask for your support, in supporting the run of my life, so that in turn, I can make a contribution on behalf of all of us into GLFB and make a real difference for people living with blindness.

Every donation matters not matter how small - I would really appreciate it as I want to all contribute towards my goal of £1500 /$3,000 and I know you all will want to help me achieve this outstanding achievement.

You can also follow the training progress via:  https://www.strava.com/athletes/9446823 Any words of encouragement are appreciated and feel free to question any lack of activity! 

I really, really appreciate your support and please feel free to share this link out.

Dean


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