ABF Soldiers Charity
Ø I was 14 when I was fitted for my first back brace.
Ø I was 19 when I had my third and final back brace removed.
For 4 years I lived life with a prosthetic support, and am very grateful for the support and morale boosting that was given to me by the chosen few that I shared this secret with (you all know who you are 😊)
Why am I telling you this?
Because almost 20 years later, I have signed up to run the London Marathon on 3rd October 2021 to raise funds for the ABF soldiers' charity. ABF was set up following the second world war to provide support to veterans; this includes bereavement support to families, long term financial assistance, facilitating access to training and education and of course helping those that are wounded and require prosthetics.
I had never run more than 3k before, so this really will be a challenge for me. But I could not refuse my very persuasive older sister Sarah, or the ABF soldiers' charity which found themselves in a difficult situation with several vacancies to fill last minute due to injuries.
I would be grateful for any donation, no matter how small. Anyone that wants to come in person on the day to support us is also very welcome!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Laura Cooper Simic
Dominique & Francine Loze
Nanny And John Xx
Claudia, Brent And Leah
Abi And Family
Rory & Kayleigh
Neil & Sherrie