“Help! I’m running a marathon!?”
Hey everyone, I’m Ella the Global Client Services Manager at Givergy and I’m running the London Marathon in aid of Missing People. Now to provide some background to my running…. ok so there’s no background to provide, I’m not a runner, but 5km to a Marathon in 12 weeks is going to be a breeze right!?
I am under no illusion this isn’t going to be even remotely easy, but I have an extremely strong driving force, which is raising money to help the friends and families of those missing a loved one, and to help bring those missing home. The extremely startling fact that someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK will not only get me to the finish line, but it will ensure I am focusing on raising as much as possible for this incredible charity in the process.
I am currently less than 60 days out and following a strict plan! I started with 5km three weeks ago, but I’m pleased to say I managed 15km the weekend before last. I attempted my first ever half marathon this weekend… rather terrifying but stay tuned for an update on how I got on.
Ps. my wonderful friend Clara is joining along on this journey with me! Take a look at our fundraising site – I’m sure the video will truly make you understand why we are taking on this challenge.
Founded in 1993 by sisters Mary Asprey OBE and Janet Newman OBE, Missing People is a UK charity that provides specialist support to people who are or at risk of missing, and the families and friends left behind.
If you need to talk to Missing People, you can call or text 116 000.
Further information on Missing People can be found on their website, https://www.missingpeople.org.uk