On Sunday 28 April 2019, I am running the London Marathon in aid of the British Dyslexia Association - and for my son, Freddie. He's an inspiration to me and so I hope I can be an inspiration to him.
I'm not doing this because I like running at 6am on Sunday mornings! Unfortunately I really don't....
I'm doing this because Freddie is a happy, thoughtful, kind, bright as a button, eloquent and friendly little boy. He's an utter joy to be around and always has been. He loves learning about the world, epic stories and history.
He's also very dyslexic. That affects things you might expect like his reading, writing and spelling - but also how he organises himself, his ability physically to write and his short term memory and processing skills. At times, he gets very frustrated and very upset.
And yet he picks himself up, smiles his beautiful smile and works really hard to do his very best.
I'm very proud of him and so I'm supporting - with the help of my friend, Mark, who is Freddie's best friend's dad - the excellent work of the British Dyslexia Association who campaign for support to help dyslexic people reach their full potential.
Please donate to help us to help them - and to support Freddie and many other dyslexic children facing the same challenges.