Next Sunday (26th April), Mike Thompson will be running the London Marathon to help to raise money for the Rockinghorse Appeal, a Brighton based charity which provides equipment and funds for local children’s health facilities in the Sussex Area.
The Marathon is just one way Mike is raising money for the charity – the crazy fool is also running the Chicago Marathon in October and doing the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June.
The charity has personal significance to Mike. One of the facilities that has benefited from the charity’s support is the Royal Alexandra Childrens hospital. Mike’s sister was taken when she was diagnosed diabetic in 2005. Since then they have been able to move to a new purpose-built facility, thanks in part to the Rockinghorse Appeal’s work.
Others who benefit from the charity’s work include Chalkhill Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit in Haywards Heath, The Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton and The Seaside View Child Development Centre, also in Brighton.
It would be great if we could show Mike some support for his efforts by sponsoring him for his London Marathon run. You can do so quickly and securely on his fundraising page. You can also read more about his efforts on his personal blog.
Good luck on Sunday Mike!