Police Officer Runs London Marathon For Call4Backup
Many people will be readying himself to take part in the world famous London Marathon in 3 weeks time.
Running a marathon is no easy feat, but doing so while raising funds for a great cause like ours is truly inspiring. Such is the case with the many runners who take on the London Marathon each year to support a wide range of charities. Among those dedicated individuals is one runner who is putting in the miles to support UK charity Call4Backup.
This year, Essex Police officer Alex, who is from Southend, has decided to take on the London Marathon to support the vital work of Call4Backup. Alex has been training hard for months, putting in the miles and pushing himself to the limit to prepare for the 26.2-mile challenge.
In addition to the physical demands of the marathon, the runner is also committed to raising funds for Call4Backup. They have set themselves a target of £200, which will go directly towards supporting the charity’s vital work and they have already exceeded this target with 3 weeks left to go!
As the London Marathon approaches, Alex explained his reasons for running for our charity. “It was first choice when I got my ballot place. I have been following the work the charity does and being an officer myself I, or colleagues of mine, may one day need the help offered so it’s important to raise awareness and raise vital funds for a charity so closely linked with my career and lastly mental health support is so important in this line of work. People just expect us to be OK with what we deal with but it can have an effect on us without us even knowing”
The London Marathon is a true test of endurance and commitment, but it is also an opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Through their fundraising efforts for Call4Backup, Alex is showing that anyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small. Their commitment to supporting the mental health of police officers and staff is truly inspiring, and we wish them the best of luck as they take on this incredible challenge.
Fundraising Link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alexander-Kersley2