Izzie and Henry will be taking part in the Barcelona Marathon on the 15th March 2020. This will be Henry's first marathon and Izzie's second, and they will also be joining Mike Swinyard as he tackles 10 marathons in six months.
They are both running the marathon to raise money for Ned's Fund, who was a close family friend of Izzie and is Henry's younger brother.
Ned took his own life on the railway line at Witley Station on 17th July 2017; he was 20. Ned was bright, courageous, funny, a natural sportsman, a brilliant skier and snowboarder, a wonderful brother and a much loved and cherished son. He was remarkable. Ned and education just did not work; he was under-stimulated and, as a result, disruptive. He spent most of the day excluded from the classroom. Ned left school and home at an early age, without direction. He estranged himself from his family. Through the telling of Neds story we aim to raise awareness of the issue of suicide in young people, and awareness of the work of the charities we support. We hope that by fundraising in memory of Ned we can give young people, like Ned, hope for a happy and purposeful future.