Great North Run

Aug 6, 2012 by

Great North Run

I am 31 years old and am married to my soldier for 6 years now. We have 2 children who are 11 and 4 years old. We are based in Herford, Germany with 1 UK ADSR at the moment and I am coming over to the UK for the run.

The reasons for choosing SSAFA as my charity to run for this year are a couple. First of all they support families with children with special needs. Our older son has an Autistic Spetrum Disorder, and SSAFA provides short breaks for kids with special needs during the holidays to give parents some respite. Also, when my hubby was in Afghan for the first time I was pregnant and was in hospital to stop early labour at 28 weeks. Thankfully they could stop it and I gave birth to a healthy baby at 38 weeks. But if things had gone wrong SSAFA would have paid for his flight to come home on compassionate leave. As well as that they are a registered Adoption agency, making it possible for service families to adopt and they provide vital welfare work. I think it’s such a worthy cause.

RuthWhat the sponsorship money can buy:
£5 pay travel costs for a volunteer care worker to visit a former soldier or his family needing support.

£15 go to vital aids like wheelchairs or stairlifts to make life easier for former soldiers injured during combat or a family member with a disability.

£25 help finance a special holiday for a service child with additional needs and their siblings.

£100 contribute to the daily runing costs of the SSAFA Norton Homes for families of seriously injured servicemen- and women. They can stay close to their loved ones while they receive treatment at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham or rehabilitation at Headly Court, Surrey.

I have attached a picture of me and one of the whole family.

Here is the web address of my sponsorship page again: www.justgiving.com/Ruth-Hollywood

Thank you for supporting me

by Ruth Hollywood

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