Dearest friends, family, colleagues and others,
On 26th April 2015, I will be taking part in the Virgin London Marathon, running 26.2 miles around our fine capital city.
I've been running for a few years now; the longest distance so far has been a half marathon, so having to double that is going to be a huge challenge!
Over the next 24 weeks, I will be running my socks off through the wind, rain and possibly snow, training for the event, as well as fundraising to meet my target of £2,000. It's going to be a tough old time.
I am raising money for the charity I work for, Christian Aid, an international development organisation that helps people in developing countries out of poverty with long-term sustainable projects, as well as helping those unfortunate enough to be caught up in humanitarian disasters.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for me so I hope you can dig deep to sponsor me!
Thanks so much,