Do you remember when I announced that I would be running the Dublin Marathon way back at the start of the year? I mentioned that I would be running the marathon for charity, but at the time I didn’t know which. Well now I do and I’m pleased to announce that I will be running for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is a brilliant Exeter based charity that organise and fund weddings for terminally ill people. The charity believes that few things in life can be more important or rewarding, than giving such a person a chance to have their dream wedding day, with all the excitement, love and happiness that it brings. Created in 2012 after the founder had gone through the ordeal herself, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation started operating locally but have now expanded their services across the UK. If you’re interested, below is a video explaining the story behind The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Since I will be running the marathon alongside my dad John and my sister’s fiancé Adam, they too will be helping in the fundraising efforts. As such, we are aiming to raise a minimum of £1500 for the charity. If you’d like to donate, you can do so by visiting our Just Giving page for the event: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dublin-marathon-2018

Perhaps more important than money however, is awareness. If you are not able to donate, instead of simply doing nothing, I’d like you to share this post. Just because you can’t donate doesn’t mean you don’t know someone who can. More importantly still though, someone you know may be in the position where they could benefit from the charity’s services.

If you would like to keep up to date with the event and my fundraising progress, you can do so in a number of ways. The best way to keep up to date would be subscribing to my blog using the opt in form on the right of this page, but you can also receive updates from my FaceBook page, Instagram or Twitter.

If you want to keep up to date with The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, you can primarily do so by liking their FaceBook page, following them on Twitter or by regularly checking their site. If you would like to organise an event of your own for the charity or would like to assist with their weddings, please email: info@weddingwishingwell.org.uk