London Marathon Challenge to Support ‘2020 Vision’

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Neville’s Story

I have lived and worked in the area since 1998 where we raised our daughters who have since flown the nest and both live in Melbourne. My eldest daughter and I became keen runners and she began marathon running in 2014 with the London Marathon and later the Chicago and Boston Marathons. Inspired and a little envious of her achievements, I became determined to run at least one Marathon by my 60th birthday which is in May this year. I have tried many times to gain entry and finally succeeded for 2020. I am currently training and making good progress. I will be taking part in the Norwich 10k and possibly a 20k run in Wymondham in the run up to London.
I realised that not only could I achieve an ambition, I would be able to fundraise for a good cause. When trying to decide which charity to support from the several who have contacted me, I chose to fundraise for a charity that would benefit the local community and was shocked to learn that despite the large older population in this area there is no palliative care or hospice. Having experienced how difficult the loss of a loved one can be, I feel it is crucial that those with end of life illnesses have a facility where they are able to stay in comfort and peace with their families, whilst going through the hardest times and the last chapter in their lives. I really admire what the East Coast Hospice charity is working to achieve. They are dedicated and determined to provide for us who live in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney communities an essential service that we can benefit from in the near future. So I am proud to be able to fund raise for them albeit in a small way and hope you will support me by donating. Many thanks for your support. I can’t do it without you.

Neville’s dedication and love of running really is an inspiration to all! Please show Neville your support by making a donation to his fundraising pages
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NevilleDraper
or
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neville-Draper

 


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