Call me crazy but I have yet again decided to run London Marathon for charity. I say run but in reality it will, again, be all about making it round on the day.Why? Well this is my story; Many of us have been victim of some crime (unfortunately) - and I am one of them.
If you remember, in August 2011 widespread rioting took place in London and across England. Along with so many others, I was caught up in the riots. My journey home from work on August 8th took me through south London where riots were raging. I was stopped at a made up road block by rioters and was forced to abandon my car and run for safety - leaving car and valuables behind. I was luckier than many others as I came to no physical harm and only lost a car, laptop, mobile phones and other material things that can be replaced.As a consequence of his my hand experiences, I thought a lot about what had happened and as a result of my own experiences I decided to turn my traumatic experience into something positive. I came across the charity Crimestoppers and decided that I could make a difference by offering my support to them.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and to solve crimes. Crimestoppers’ vision is that people and their communities have the right to live without crime and without the fear of crime. When crime does take place, Crimestoppers believe that anybody who knows those responsible should go to the police. However, many people who want to take action are close to the criminal and fear retribution. Crimestoppers offers them the secure means to get that information to the police, making their families and communities safer.In 2015 I will be attempting to run my 3rd marathon in support of my charity Crimestoppers.
This is a huge personal challenge - however, I am determined to rise to the challenge again for a cause I believe in and also because I think London is a great city offering so much to its residents.So I would like to ask you to support me and by doing so you will support Crimestoppers so that they can continue to help find criminals and help solve crimes.
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