My name is Georgina Goddard and I live in Essex. On 13 April 2014, I will be running the London Marathon as part of the team representing the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, which provides support to people with multiple sclerosis. My uncle Paul died a couple of years ago at the age of 49 after living with MS for several years and my aunt Sandie has had it for about 5 years, so I have first hand knowledge of the disease and how it affects people and their families. So when it came to choosing a charity there was no other for me.
I will be one of the youngest people running the marathon, just eight days after my 18th birthday and I want to mark this occasion by raising a minimum of £1,808. This is something that will be a tough task for me at my young age, but I will work hard to get the money as I have always wanted to run the marathon since I was very young.
I have assisted at the 20 mile London Marathon water station for several years, so have seen the commitment people make to run the marathon and I will be there very soon giving the same. I have already raised a fair amount and I have a charity night coming up at the Tandoori Parlour Indian restaurant in Thundersley, Essex. We have sold 100 tickets with a donation from the ticket price going to the charity. We have also had many companies donating auction prizes, such as Extreme Element who donated a £50 voucher for the auction on the night, so I am confident I will reach my target and more by April.