Saxophonist Keith to run London Marathon

Keith, one of our saxophonists, will be running the London Marathon in 2017 to raise money for The Salvation Army. Here is his story.

keithHi 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:

virginmoneygiving.com/keithvertigan

Thank you in advanced for your kind donation.