London Marathon 2023 - Keeping my promise to Emily!
Dear Friends ,
Please help me keep my promise to Emily to run the London Marathon this April 2023 and raise funds for Plan International UK (Plan) and Winston's Wish - a dedicated child bereavment charity.
All funds raised will be split evenlyly between these two causes.
I had hoped to the marathon while Emily was still with us but that was not possible.
My joining Plan in Dec 2020 coincided with Emily's diagnosis with Breast Cancer and the news we were expecting our 2nd baby. It has been an incredibly supportive employer throughout Emily's pregnancy, birth of our 2nd daughter, her treatment for cancer and since Emily died in July 2022.
Raising funds for Plan is a way to say thanks for its steadfast support and to give back to an incredible organisation that is advancing Children's Rights and Equality for Girls here in the U.K. and globally. Being a parent to two young daughters (see insert) remind me daily just how important this work is.
Winston's Wish supports children, young people and their families after the death of someone important to them. This is one of the most devasting and traumatic situations a child can face but with the right support at the right time children can lead full and flourishing lives.
Please spread the word widely and give as generously as you can to help me beat my £20,000 target
Thanking you for all your support. Please come to cheer me along on Sunday, April 23rd. I will need it!
Love, Liam X
P.S. See my video made with my good friend Joe last December. He recorded Emily's running of the 2015 London Marathon which she ran for her then employer Young Epilepsy.