Reasons we run — Jack and Ellie
21 January 2016
First in a short series featuring some of the amazing people running this year's London Marathon for our charity.
‘My link to Leonard Cheshire is through my father, who was diagnosed with viral encephalitis in 1994 and suffered brain damage as a result.
‘He now lives in a Leonard Cheshire home in Ampthill which provides personalised care services to every resident.
‘The organisation goes beyond providing social care.
‘The charity enables disabled people to build confidence through providing information, advice and guidance and breaks down barriers through supporting access to computers and adapted IT equipment.’
If you wish to support Jack you can do so via his JustGiving page.
Firstly as a positive step in challenging her anxiety, but also to help people she helps support in her role as a support worker and activities coordinator at The Risings.
‘My motivation to run the marathon is because I experience anxiety and have lacked confidence for many years.
‘I wanted to help myself and thought exercise is a good way to maintain a positive mind.
‘I saw in the communications book at The Risings that Leonard Cheshire was advertising places for the London Marathon.
‘I thought I should go for it as I wanted to challenge myself, set a goal and I knew I would stick to it as I care so much about the children and teenagers we support.
‘By running the marathon I’m facing my anxiety head on and by raising funds I’m helping others too.’
If you would like to support Ellie you can sponsor her directly via her JustGiving page.