To take part in the London Marathon you've got to be fit, courageous and up for a challenge. There is a rewarding feeling as you cross the finish line that many of us have not experienced - and if you're running for a good cause you can also feel proud that your hard work has helped to change lives.
Following the success of participants in 2016 Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for more brave people who are up for the challenge of running in the London Marathon, 2017. Whether you are a yearly contender or a first timer Newlife would like your help to raise funds and ‘change a child's life'.
We have all just seen the amazing efforts of over 39,000 participants in the London Marathon 2016. Two of those people were brothers Tom and Jack Kay who ran for Newlife.
Tom Kay said: "I would recommend it to anyone, it is an incredible experience. The atmosphere and support from the crowd from start to finish gives you such a rush and they just sweep you along at times. It is a long way to run but the pain and effort is totally worth it, just to experience the euphoria of crossing the finish line and knowing that you've done it for an amazing charity like Newlife."
If you decide that you would like to run for Newlife you can either use the funds to change a child's life throughout the UK or you can chose to have the funds raised restricted to help a child/children within your county.
If you're interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, click here to see the various ways you can get involved or call 01543 431 444.
For full details of Newlife Foundation's range of practical support for disabled and terminally ill children and their families, call the Newlife Nurse Helpline - 0800 902 0095 (free from UK landlines and mobiles) - or go to: http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk
Pictured (L to R): Tom and Jack Kay
His communication device truly enables him to "talk" and communicate which is one of lifes most basic needs. He enjoys so much being able to tell us basic wants and needs. This is a huge step for Iulen.
What can I say - he loves being in it, it has given him a completely new perspective for play and watching. The other children can get closer to him now and he is really integrated into their day too.
Newlife’s grant gave us peace of mind to ensure the best treatment for our child. Thank you so much, we can keep our sanity. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Newlife.