Sunday, 30 August 2015

Blimey another marathon

Hi guys. Hope you are all well and are enjoying the lovely bank holiday weekend.

At the moment I'm feeling very well. In the last couple of weeks my sister has got married and I have got a new job which I'm really excited about so I guess you can say things are on the up. I've also been enjoying going out with my friends and seeing them more since the start of the month.

As some of you may know in 2013 I decided to run the London Marathon for the wonderful charity Mind. It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life and looking back I now feel that it was once of my greatest ever achievements. I have now decided the time has come to run another marathon for Mind as well as 2 other wonderful charities called Lilly Uganda and St Catherine's Hospice.

Some of you may or may not be aware of the struggles and the difficulties that I have had with my own mental health and this was the reason why I decided to run for Mind and have been supporting their work ever since. I think it is vital that people get the right amount of support and treatment at such a difficult point in their lives.

I've also decided to run for Lilly Uganda who are an amazing charity who strive to improve the lives of underprivileged children in Uganda and assist with their education. Through the hard work of the charity they have set up a home for the children called Rafiki House and have been able to send 12 children to secondary school which is something that they may not have had the opportunity to do. They do however require the generous donations of members of the public to maintain the success of the project and I'm already enjoying working with them. For more information please click on the website link.

Lastly the third charity that I have decided to run for is St Catherine's hospice as this is an incredible place which offers comfort and support to those who are severely ill. I had first hand experience of witnessing the manner St Catherine's worked as this is the place where my grandma passed away and I can honestly say the care, comfort and support she recieved in her final days from the staff was very special and something me and my family are very grateful for. For more information about St Catherine's hospice please click here for a link to their website.

If anyone wishes to donate for the marathon please follow the link here

I also want to keep you updated on my training progress so will hopefully keep updating my blog.

Also feel free to follow me on Twitter to follow my progress @falidude.

Thanks guys.

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