My chosen charity is Martin House Children’s Hospice in memory of a lovely little boy called Alfie Oliver, sadly he passed away last year.
Alfie was born with pulmonary hypertension and was on the waiting list for a heart and lung transplant which he needed to save his life. He was a very brave little boy and had a series of gruelling operations. Alfie would have been four last July and had been receiving treatment since birth.
I wanted to raise money for a charity close to my heart and Alfie’s dad Rob is a member of my running club, York Postal Harriers.
Martin House do wonderful work, not just with sick children but with the families of those children as well.
There are two ways to donate:
Just visit my Virgin Giving page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/hls2012
Just text HVLM98 £5 to 70070
(change the £5 to an amount of your choice – 1,2,3,4,5 or 10 but remember to include the £ sign, if you want to donate more than £10 you need to either use the Virgin Giving page or send more than one text. If you agree to the gift aid on the follow up text you’ll be able to leave a message of support and the charity gets an extra 25% on top of your donation if you’re a UK taxpayer).
I know that this looks like two separate sponsor pages and it is. At this time Virgin Giving don’t offer the text option, so this is being provided via Just Giving. However, Virgin Giving charge the charity less for receiving the funds so that’s why the main page is with them.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored me for London Marathon, the marathon training was very hard work, but knowing how generous everyone had been really meant a lot. I managed to raise a grand total of £1,275.00 in memory of Alfie by running London Marathon.