Keith, one of our saxophonists, will be running the London Marathon in 2017 to raise money for The Salvation Army. Here is his story.
Hi my name is Keith Vertigan and I was brought up in Fakenham and lived there until I left home at the age of 16 to join the Army. I retired from the Army last year after nearly 25 years’ service.
Since suffering a kidney infarction in December 2014, I have been working myself back to full fitness and challenging myself to remain that way. It was a real scare to be rushed to a German hospital with no understanding of how ill I was and has made me determined to keep my fitness on top form. Whilst in hospital, I received a parcel from a charity called Troop Aid. A small gesture but it made me realise how effective charity work can be and I want to support them where I can.
I was brought up in the Salvation Army and still worship in a Salvation Army church with my family. So it was only natural to support their work along the way. So I have challenged myself to the London Marathon 2017. So I would be very grateful if you feel that you can help me raise the target amount. Every spare pound makes such a difference. Your money will be supporting their welfare work, perhaps child trafficking, or disaster relief or you could be making a difference to a homeless person in your own town. Below is the link to my virgin money giving page:
Thank you in advanced for your kind donation.