I am delighted that Roll on Friday have given me permission to write a short blog about my fundraising for the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).
I’m running the Vienna Marathon on 23.04.2017 on behalf of the SIA
and I would be grateful for your kind support.
My fundraising page is: https://www.justgiving.com/Alistair-Stokes
You’ll no doubt be aware that JustGiving sends donations straight to the Spinal Injuries Association and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if the donor is a UK taxpayer, so the donation is worth even more.
You are probably wondering why I’m running for the SIA?
I'm running for the SIA because I am a solicitor who, over the past 9 years, has worked with many people who have suffered spinal injuries.
I have seen first hand the devastating effect that a spinal injury can intially have and just how much medical treatment, rehab, pain management, and psychological support is needed following an injury.
I recognise how much care and assistance is needed, with day to day living, as well as the shere volume of equipment and aids that have to be purchased following a spinal injury.
I know the remarkable stories of those I have worked with who, with invaluable support and unshakeable fortitude, have learnt to overcome Spinal Injuries.
I hope that by running the Vienna marathon I can help , in a small way , to contribute to the SIA and the vital work it does.
The SIA and I would be most grateful for your kind support.
Many thanks and Best Wishes