Two Reed cricketers have entered the London Marathon which this year will take place on 28th April.
Please take the time to read about their chosen causes and give generously. To do so, you will have to copy & paste their respective charity links into your browser.
PGB, Hon. Sec, Reed CC.
Tom Greaves’s story.
As many of you will know, I’m not much of an athlete, however, in a moment of madness I applied for the London marathon and much to my surprise I got in!! This will be a hell of a challenge for me, as previously the most I’ve run in any one single effort is about a mile. So to make my efforts worthwhile I’ve decided to run for the Matt Hampson Foundation charity.
As an emerging talent in the world of rugby, Matt Hampson’s world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained while training with England U21s.The shock would last months, the impact forever. Paralysed from the neck down Matt faced the toughest challenge of his life. Drawing on the passion, grit and steely determination that defined him as a player, Matt saw his accident not as an end, but as a new beginning.
Through the Matt Hampson Foundation, Matt offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support.
Please join me in supporting the Foundation by giving anything you can.
Matt Giblin’s story.
I’ve wanted to run a marathon for a few years now, and seeing as it might be something I’ll only ever do once, I was really keen to get onto the London marathon. Having applied in the ballot for a few years, I managed to get a place for the 2019 event! The furthest I’ve run in the past is a half marathon, so a big step up for me, but so far training has gone to plan!
I’ve decided I’d like to support Crisis, the homeless charity. I made the decision to run in aid of a homeless charity when I was out for a day in London just before Christmas. It was particularly cold day and I was shocked at the number of people out on the streets, and really felt for them. Crisis aim to support people out of homelessness for good. They do this through education, training and support with housing, employment and health. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. The long-term aim is to end homelessness, once and for all.
Please donate what you can.