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Hilton's London Marathon 2018 Fundraising Page

Fundraising for MS-UK

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#TeamPurple Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

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#TeamPurple are taking on the challenge of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 in aid of MS-UK to support those affected by multiple sclerosis. Sponsor them to help reach the target of £250,000!

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Despite swearing that I would NEVER be able to run a marathon, I am now running the 2018 London Marathon in aid of MS-UK.

Why?? I hear you ask!

Imagine the painful challenge of running for 4 to 5 hours, covering 26.2 miles...

Imagine the painful challenge of NOT being able to walk a couple of steps and battling fatigue, muscle spasms, stiffness, numbness and tingling sensations!

I will soon be doing the former, whilst my wife experiences the latter on a daily basis!

Six months after our wedding, my wife was devastated to learn that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 

Initially, she experienced mild to moderate 'relapsing remitting' symptoms. However, in recent years this has moved to a more 'secondary progressive' stage, from hobbling, to stick use to everyday wheelchair use.

We are the proud parents of a witty intelligent little boy. When he was learning to walk, unfortunately my wife's walking was deteriorating. As he was too young to remember, he is often astonished that 'mummy used to walk and swim with him' when we tell him past anecdotes and show him toddler pictures of the two of them together!

I am doing this run now as I feel the time is right. My wife is an inspiration to many people. I am so proud of her and the way she handles daily challenges with gusto! Now it's my turn to make her proud. I also want to show our son that if you put your mind to something you can achieve anything.

MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full.MS-UK put people affected by MS at the heart of the work that they do. They provide high quality, professional services to support people living with multiple sclerosis, and they listen to people affected by MS.

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