We are always keen to support our amazing runners at Whiteley parkrun and this week Mark DOUGLAS sent us this message about his fund raising for a young girl that needs an operation to help relieve some of the symptoms of her cerebral palsy. Here is Marks story...
I pledged back in June to run 20 park runs in 20 weekends to raise money for Mighty Malaya who is a young girl with a Quad Spastic cerebral palsy. Sadly the NHS currently does not fund the surgery which can vastly improve Malaya’s life.
A lot of you have seen me running in my pink Mighty Malaya top and a lot of you have commented on the top and or her! I have had numerous questions about sponsorship so hopefully this post will allow you amazing people to do it! I have completed 20 park runs in 21 weekends (only missing one due the birth of my gorgeous son). I have completed 17/20 at Whiteley with the other three being completed in Cornwall (whilst away on holiday), Lee On Solent and Scotland (6 hours before doing the three peaks challenge to raise more money for this cause). I have seen my time come down from 35 minutes to a PB of 28:45!!!
I completed my twentieth park run Saturday the 24th November and would love it if you could donate! My link is www.justgiving.com/20204500
Thank you for all the support, Whiteley really has the best community and some really amazing volunteers! Here is to lots of volunteering in the future!
Congratulations Mark and the best of luck to you and Malaya.