The final push. The training’s all done, the kit’s all ready and it’s just waiting now. This time tomorrow I will be somewhere near the finish line – positive thinking! And all the hard work training over the last 5 months paid off – fingers crossed (still thinking positively but hedging my bets). And over £2,000 raised for Whizz-Kidz through my friends and family and beyond, far and wide. It really is amazing and means so much to me and of course Whizz-Kidz and the children they look after – a huge huge thank you to everyone!
Even after tomorrow it’s not too late too donate and if you’re waiting to see if I finish – that’s all good. The Just Giving page will still be up and running and taking donations. And of course you can still donate today. Every £1 and any loose change you donate makes a massive difference here.
Whizz-Kidz have some 500 runners running tomorrow and are aiming to raise over £1.5 million – that’s an amazing sum of money that all goes to help the work they do and allow the children they help to live more active lives. Being part of this is a real privilege as I’ve said before.
Don’t forget, all the marathon training is to help support the great work that the guys at Whizz-Kidz do, helping disabled children become more mobile. The clip below from their web-site gives some details on the work they do – please have a read:
These guys have several hundred runners in the London Marathon raising money for them and it is their biggest fund raising event of the year. They also really help support the runners whilst fund raising with marathon training sessions, regular newsletters and getting people involved in other activities (e.g. Christmas carols). Some pics below from the Christmas carols at Fulham Broadway shopping centre last weekend. We went along after the carols at the Royal Albert Hall and sung some more for another couple of hours. The guys from Whizz-Kidz were there from 10am until 7pm with their running volunteers coming along for 2 hour sessions throughout the day and we raised almost £1,400.
The little Nobles and Nic also helped out with mum and dad coming along for a little bit as well.
So could what be any easier? Donating. With the wonders of modern technology – and the services from Just Giving all you need to do is send a quick text message (care of a cool new service set up with Vodafone) from your mobile with the amount you would like to donate to 70070 and the code VCKN89. You receive a text message receipt from them and can even tick a box to allow Whizz-Kidz to get back Gift Aid from HMRC.
Don’t buy that extra 1/2 pint at the pub – please send a quick text message and help make a real difference to these children’s lives.