8 more sleeps!

9daystogo
The lovely London Marathon page on Facebook today popped up to say there are 9 days to go!!!

The most fantastic way to start this update is to be able to say I have reached my Fundraising target and at the time of posting it stands at – £ 2127.65
I am truly humbled and blessed by the generosity that people have shown in supporting WaterAid in helping me reach this target.

Continue Reading

100 Days to Go – And Counting!

Eek!! So it seems I’ve hit the big 100 day countdown, and now it’s time to get serious!100daystogo

I started my formal training plan at the beginning of the year, but now its crunch time! So far, it seems to be going really well – running 3 – 4 times a week, with a longer run most Sundays!

I’ve forcefully become acclimatised to arctic temperatures to run in – all included in the fun of being a crazy marathon runner!

As the day gets closer, the importance to reach my fundraising target is on my mind. It’s been great to receive such generous donations already, a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far! 🙂

However, there is still plenty of opportunity to do your bit and give what you are able to such an important charity, whilst helping me hit that big £2000 – and hopefully beyond!!

Here’s the link to my Virgin Money Giving page to donate: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/anthonywarren1

Off for another run now!!
Thank you for reading and supporting!!

 

 

Continue Reading

Running for WaterAid

I realised it would probably be helpful to share some of the background to why I am running the Marathon, who I will be running for and why.

Why am I doing this ?

I had the opportunity to go to Rwanda in 2005 and I have very clear memories from that trip of seeing people walking huge distances, carrying heavy water containers – on a daily basis.  Everyone appeared to have to go through this – from the youngest to the oldest.

The need is huge!

There are around 630 million people in the world who don’t have access to clean, safe water.  Around 2.3 billion people don’t have access to adequate, safe sanitation.  Around 315,000 children under-five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s 900 children per day

WaterAid is seeking to transform this situation and has goals of reaching everyone by 2030.

So please visit my Virgin Money Giving page and donate as much as you are able http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/anthonywarren1

In the words of a well-known supermarket chain – “Every little helps!”

Thank you.

Water

 

 

 

Continue Reading