This is an adventure I have planned myself; it’s not an official event. There will only be me running on roads, trails and through hills, with Neil, my brother – acting as support crew/first aider/official photographer – on his bike.
Firstly, to raise awareness to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (scotblood.co.uk) and urge people to donate blood. Jen, Neil’s wife, would not be here today – after she suffered a postpartum haemorrhage (a life-threatening loss of blood) – if it were not for the SNBTS.
Secondly, I would like to raise money for HEART UK (heartuk.org.uk). HEART UK aim to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Some families have a particular type of inherited high cholesterol. This is called ′familial hypercholesterolaemia′ (FH). It’s not caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, but is passed from generation to generation through a ′faulty gene′. In 2002 I discovered I had FH.
So, please donate money to HEART UK and, because the SNBTS is not a charity – please donate blood instead.
You can sponsor me here: http://www.justgiving.com/moxey