Most of you will probably already know by now, that despite seriously breaking my back in a paragliding accident in 2008, I have carried on running against all the odds, through my sheer stubborness and without any support from the Hospitals after refusing any form of surgical intervention.
I continue to run because I love it and I don't want an injury to get the better of me. Because I had a second chance, I want everyone to have second chances, and that is why I raise money for Shelterbox.
Shelterbox gives people a chance to start over when they have lost everything. I started over after losing my legs temporarily, and the journey has been hard, but I was incredibly lucky because I have amazing friends that supported me. Shelterbox is that support for so many that have nobody and who have become victims of natural disasters and war zones through no fault of their own. They provide emergency shelter that is vital if these people are to stay alive. They cannot do this without your donations.
Charity never ends and although I know many of you have been incredibly generous in sponsoring me in the past, and must be bored of me asking it of you again, I am afraid I will never stop asking because I will never stop supporting those who deserve it.
Shelterbox will always, always need your help, so please, please make this donation count and make the runs I do count for something too, rather than making me look like a complete and utter loony for wanting to run in temperatures over forty degrees C with a 10 kg rucksack on my back across sand .....
Thank you x