FOR RAVI AND 100 MILLION MORE
‘ Legend has it that London’s streets are paved with gold. I’ll be running those streets on April 23 to help some of the 100 million children worldwide who are living on the streets. I met some of these kids in Kenya last year and it had a profound effect on me. I have three sons, so it was heartbreaking to see young children sleeping rough, some of them sniffing glue to numb the pain.
The Railway Children is a Uk-based charity that fights to improve the lives of street children in Africa, India and the UK. They support an orphanage I visited in Kenya, where I met a little boy, Ravi. He’d been found tied to a tree and had a broken arm. Now he will be nurtured and supported to grow into an adult. I’m running with two colleagues, Rob and Kev, in honour of Ravi and to raise money for The Railway Children. My goal is to show my boys that you can make a difference to others less fortunate in the world.’ See more stories, or share your own # Reasontorun this year’s VMLM through @ Londonmarathon. Or you can visit the # Reasontorun photo booth at the VMLM Expo. To find out how the runners on these pages fared on the big day, visit runnersworld. co. uk/ reasontorun for postrace updates.