I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have kindly supported me in the run-up to and during the London Marathon. Not only your generous donations, which will make a huge difference for the charity Missing People, but also your kind words gave me the motivation to complete the 26 miles in just under 4 hours. I am amazed by the support that I have received and the number of people that clearly still hold my family in their thoughts. So, thank you again and I hope that you feel proud knowing that your donations will help the thousands of families desperately searching for their missing loved one.
This year (old, crumbly body allowing) I will be running the London marathon in aid of Missing People as the charity celebrates its 20 anniversary. If I’m honest, I would happily have gone through my life without ever contemplating running a marathon, or even a half-marathon for that matter! However, knowing what it’s like to be living with a child missing and believing very strongly in what the workers at the charity do in helping other families like mine, I realised it was a challenge that I had to take.
As well as assisting the search for a missing loved one, Missing People provides a life-line to families who find themselves thrown into a nightmare of pain and uncertainty. I can vouch firsthand for the incredible hard work and commitment given by the staff at the charity to ease this suffering and help reunite families. I’m also aware though of how limited resources are and how much more the charity could, and would, offer with greater funding.
I would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to sponsor me. Together we can give the charity a bit of a boost and in doing so, help the many children and adults who are missing and offer their families some invaluable support. It might also make all the aches and pains of training worthwhile!
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.