Can You Help With My Marathon Effort?

Hi all,

You may or may not know that I’ve somehow (in a fit of utter madness) managed to sign myself up to running the London Marathon this April… (For those who don’t want the full history there’s a TLDR at the bottom).

I’ve been involved with a charity called VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Take Action) for the past couple of years, and with a bit of gentle persuasion by a couple of friends have agreed to try the sponsored run to try and raise a bit more money the charity.

Founded in 1987, VICTA was set up by parents of blind and partially sighted children who were struggling to meet the needs of their children, as the years past, and with the successful fundraising, the charity became a national service for all families with a visually impaired child.  They now provided enablement tools and arrange outings all over the country and I had the fortune of attending one of their activity weekends last year which was a fantastic experience and really reinforced that though the training runs weren’t fun they were for a really really good cause (they’re still looking for volunteers this year if you’re interested let me know).

So how can you help?  Well the overall point of the exercise is to make money for the charity – and I know that this is something that is tight at the moment but if you have any spare cash that you feel could be put towards an IT Support Engineer pushing themselves way out of their comfort zone please visit the sponsorship page (found here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/alexanderjwalters) and leave some money – every little helps and everything is appreciated and will get you guaranteed a Christmas card this year!

If you don’t want to do an online sponsorship site, I have a printed sponsorship form on my desk in the Service Desk (Cantium Ground Floor North) and Linda on Cantium reception has also kindly agreed to look after a sponsorship form for me.

Thank you to everyone for your support so far – it is really really appreciated and I don’t think I could’ve got this far without it.

For further updates etc you can also follow the Marathon Support group people have setup on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Walters-marathon-support-group/

Thank you again for your generosity.

Alex.

TLDR

Thank you very much for your support so far – if you could help me raise some money for a wonderful charity and sponsor me in this undertaking you can do so online (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/alexanderjwalters) or at the sponsorship forms on my desk or with Linda on Cantium Reception.

For further updates etc you can also follow the Marathon Support group people have setup on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Walters-marathon-support-group/

Thank you again for your generosity.

Alex.

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