And here’s the third one in our series, from Justin Khan. He’s originally from Canada but now lives in the UK and is running the Virgin London Marathon in memory of his Grandma ‘Jaidy’. To catch up on the first 2 blogs just visit blog.virginmoneygiving.com
In 2012, Jaidy became ill and unfortunately passed away, this was a difficult time for Justin who described it as not only losing a Grandma but his best friend too. The tough times were only just starting though as it was at this time he found out his Grandma was suffering from depression.
Justin decided to run the Virgin London Marathon for Team Run For It in memory of his Grandma and fundraise for Age UK and YouthNet. This way he could channel his passion for running and help other elderly people who feel alone so they didn’t have to go through what Jaidy did.
He says: “April 21 2013 will be a very emotional and challenging day…it is race day and it is Jaidy’s 81st birthday. Every mile will be for my Grandma and the elderly who feel alone, whether in the UK or elsewhere. At mile 22 when I feel like giving up, I will try and crack a smile and finish strong at mile 26.”
To help Justin crack a smile at mile 26 you can show your support and donate to his fundraising page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Justin Khan.