I'll be running the Marathon Des Sables, a 152 mile ultra marathon spanning 6 days across the Sahara Desert, in 40+ degree heat, carrying a 9kg pack containing all my sustenance for the week, including food, sleeping bag and an anti venom snake pump...
It's called the 'toughest footrace on earth' for a reason.
But tough only goes to describe the lives many sick and disabled children across the world suffer not only with their illnesses but the isolation and social neglect they encounter by not having a normal school and home life because of their diagnoses.
A World With Friends is a charity that seeks to end isolation for these children. They put on social events every year, with the wonderful annual prom being the highlight, this allows children and their parents to get dressed up, and engage with others like them for an evening of great food and dancing. Making friends in an environment they could only experience because of A World With Friends.
I'm 5 months of gruelling training down, and writing this in Jan I have 10 weeks left to go. The photo above is from a training camp I went to in Lanzarote this past January, it's hard to replicate the temperature and the terrain on the streets of London!
This is a self funded event, so your support via a donation would mean everything to me, and make all of this worthwhile.
100% of all donations go straight to the charity.
Thanks for reading this far, your support really is appreciated!