This week I finally booked my place on the Guide Dogs marathon team for this year’s London Marathon. I’ve already received my running vest for the big day – photo to come.
Why Did I choose this charity as my main charity?
As well as having grandparents with vision impairments, I have had an affinity with the optical industry for some time through Blink, the software system targeted at opticians that I have developed and continue to promote. In addition, during the last 18 months I have personally experienced the joy & companionship that comes from owning a dog and I’ve also learnt to truly appreciate the gift of sight by being lucky enough to undergo Laser Eye Surgery in order to correct my slight vision defect.
I will be taking the opportunity of the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Guide Dogs, they will be my primary charity. However, in addition I would also like to raise a little something for 1, or maybe 2 further good causes – details to come.
Ways to contribute to these good causes
Information will be posted in due course but look out for my just giving page and a novel way to get more involved in my marathon experience.