Michael Aspires to raise London Marathon cash
PUBLISHED: 17:05 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010
IT WAS the drive to work that inspired Michael Curtis to run the London Marathon for a spinal injury charity. Accountant Michael, of Skylark Place, Royston, will be running the marathon to raise money for Aspire, a charity which supports people affected b
IT WAS the drive to work that inspired Michael Curtis to run the London Marathon for a spinal injury charity.
Accountant Michael, of Skylark Place, Royston, will be running the marathon to raise money for Aspire, a charity which supports people affected by spinal cord injuries, and has set himself a fund-raising target of £1,750.
He said: "I've been wanting to do a marathon for some time as I run regularly.
"I drive past Aspire regularly on my way to and from work, so I thought it would be a great charity to support.
"Spinal cord injuries could happen to anyone at any time, so their work is very important."
Michael has done several half-marathons, and the Great North Run, in preparation for the marathon itself, on April 26.
"I would like to do the course in less than four hours, but I don't think the time is that important in the London marathon, it's more about enjoying the day and raising a good amount of money," he said.
Andrew Ogierman, Aspire's community and events fundraiser, said: "Michael's efforts will help change the lives of those who, through their spinal cord injury, may never run or walk again.
"Every £1 raised really will help to make a difference to our work and improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury."
To sponsor Michael visit the website: www.justgiving.com/michaelcurtis
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