On Sunday 23 April 2017 I will be running/walking/crawling for 26.2 miles around the streets of London, to raise money and awareness for MS.
It's daunting just how far this distance actually is, but your help and support will really make all the difference (honestly!!). In 2015 I ran the Leeds Half Marathon for MS and raised a staggering total, to which I am beyond grateful to each and everyone one of you. Running double the distance will be hard, but your support will get me through, just as it did last time!
Why on earth am I putting myself through all this...?
You may know that my wife has been diagnosed with MS since the age of 15. She is incredibly brave and battles with this unforgiving disease on a daily basis, rarely complaining about it to other people. All I can imagine is that her life must be like running a marathon, just on a daily basis - just think how hard (and ridiculous) that would be.
MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults with people usually diagnosed in their 20/30's. There is currently no complete cure for MS, but medication, lifestyle changes and support from others can greatly help to manage the symptoms.
MS-UK is one of the many fantastic charities set up to help people living with MS. They are a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full. They provide both support, advice and help to those effected by the disease.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
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. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.