The Next Big Challenge
This is not something that I’d normally do but as it’s a fundraising request and there’s less than a week until the London Marathon I thought I'd post a quick message on my blog about it. I am running the race for 'Headway', The Brain Injury Association, and really want to raise some serious money for a charity that has helped me and thousands of others.
There are a couple of grovelling excuses for the late notice, but as Bev said “You’ve known the date for ages.” As an argument it’s hard to fault except another immovable date was a more pressing concern, the birth of our little girl. That happened last week so I’ve now got a clear run (excuse the pun) at the Marathon. Although that doesn’t get away from Bev’s reasoning that the date has been fixed for a year, but having only just recovered from a foot injury sustained last summer, I only made the final decision a couple of weeks ago.
Funnily enough I won’t be setting any land speed records but I would like to raise money for 'Headway', The Brain Injury Association. As you know I was knocked off my bike by a fuel truck in the States last summer and suffered an injury to the frontal lobes of my brain. It bought me into contact with people who have survived and cared for victims of a brain injury, providing vital training for specialist nurses, carers and survivors. The charity helped me and my family understand, cope with and recover from my injury. It also made me appreciate how lucky I am, so many people don’t regain independence even with Headway’s support and it’s so important to provide them with both the care and inspiration to keep believing.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you feel you can donate please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/james.cracknell it will make a huge, huge difference.
I’d better go and wax my board!
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