My dad died when I was 6, and as a member of the Australian Defence Force, both my mother and I were taken under the care of Legacy.
Legacy became a huge part of my life, and remains so to this day. Legacy is my family, and the experiences and friendships I have gained through Legacy continue to make me the person that I am today.
In memory of my dad, and in a greater sense, to all of those who have given their lives in service of Australia, I am running my debut ultra-marathon to raise funds for Legacy. The minimum target to be eligible to race is £300, but I hope to exceed £1000, money that will go directly to helping families of deceased and incapacitated servicemen.
The suffering I will endure as I push to run the 56kms/35miles in less than 5 hours, is only a fraction compared to what members of the ADF and their families go through when a loved one doesn't return home. In that spirit, I thank you in advance for your donations and support of me, and in turn, Legacy.