On 26th March 2011, Taylor Charles High was tragically taken in a traffic accident. Taylor was just 19 years old and is greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to ever meet him.
After Taylor’s death, his parents, Elaine and Gary and brother Curtis set up a memorial fund to support community projects, and worthy causes for deserving local people. They were simply unaware of how greatly his death had touched the people who knew him – or how generous they could be.
Having married into Taylor’s family and seeing all of the good work that the fund has done for local people, I couldn’t think of a better fund to raise money for and now being accepted to run in the London Marathon in April 2012 has given me the ideal opportunity to give something back to local people via Taylor’s memory.
I‘d love it if you could join me in supporting this great Memorial Fund. If you would like to help support me and Taylor’s memory, please donate below, using ‘Ben marathon’ as reference.
If you wish to donate but NOT through the paypal donation button, please email email@example.com for the funds bank details.Ben Le Compte
Children with Cancer
I have chosen to run for this charity as I have two small children of my own and they mean the world to me. Knowing Cancer is around us all the time and people get this illness. I wanted to see if I could help. I have had grandparents, family and friends die of Cancer, but when a child gets cancer I feel this is unfair as they are only just starting out in life. They should have things to look forward to and not worry about their illness. Knowing this I want to give something to them and that I why I have chosen this charity.
Burns unit at Broomfield Hospital
The reason for running for this charity is that my sister suffered serious burns in a house fire. If it was not for the staff and burns unit that looked after her and my family when she was dangerously ill, then she would not be here today. Running the London Marathon for them is just a small way of my saying “Thanks”.Peter Graham