5 years ago I was diagnosed with type two diabetes which changed my outlook on life completely with respect to my life style. I now eat healthier and do more exercise which is normally in the form of road running. Due to these changes in my life, I am able to control my diabetes without taking any medication, and have since been told that it is now in remission. With this new lease of life, I challenged myself with raising money for charity in 2018. I applied for a ballot place in the London Marathon but was unsuccessful, so I decided to do something “off my own back” in the form of running one half marathon every month of 2018, ie 12 in total. My first run is on the 21st January at Farnborough, with other runs booked as follows: 25th February Woodford Green Essex, 18th March Stowmarket, 8th April Bungay Black Dog, May TBC, June TBC, July TBC, 12th August Great Yarmouth, 23rd September Ipswich, 7th October Lowestoft, 18th November Snetterton, December TBC. If one of these events is local to you, I would welcome your support on the day with and to see a smiling face would spur me on no end. My chosen charity is Autism Anglia, which is a registered charity; however they rely on donations to cover the cost of their support workers. Towards the end of 2017 my 3½ year old Grandson was diagnosed with autism, and although he is a fit, healthy and very loving boy, he suffers with his speech and therefore will have to rely on specialist help to get him through this period of his life. I now have a greater understanding of autism and how it can affect children at such a young age, who aren’t able to help themselves without specialist help. I have challenged myself with raising as much money as I can, which will go towards giving autistic children the start in life which they deserve.
I welcome as much or as little as you can donate, but would like to thank you in advance for your support in my challenge.
Tim Suthers