I will be running the London marathon this year in an as yet unspecified fancy dress costume.
This will be my first foray into marathon running since I did this event in 2003. Back then I was younger, lighter, less injured and wasnt suffering from the trials and tribulations of life. That's why I thought let's make it harder for myself and run in a silly costume!
I was lucky enough to get a ballot place for this years event. Therefore I decided that I wanted to raise some money for a charity close to my heart.
Several charities jump to mind but the one I have chosen is the Alzheimer's society.
My 87 year old Nana is a wonderful woman full of life and as fit as a fiddle. She was the perfect granny growing up and a loving and caring woman who makes epic cakes.
It hurts me to see her descend slowly and exasperatingly deeper into the clutches of this horrible illness. This once outgoing woman reduced to forgetting the simplest of things and having to be cared for.
The worst part is the look of realisation on her face that this is happening.
It breaks my heart to see her suffer in this way.
Therefore I ask you please to donate to this worthy cause and not only help my Nana but the thousands of other Nanas and families who are in similar or worse situations.
Whatever you can spare will go towards helping those out who need it the most.