Truck driver Mark will run the Virgin London Marathon for Blesma
11 April 2013
Mark Spagnol, 50, from Dagenham will perform at a pub in his local area to raise sponsorship for his initiative to run the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21 April 2013 for a London based war veteran’s charity.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.
Mark says: “Many people find it strange I have chosen Blesma with no obvious military connection. As a member of the British public, I have very high regard for service men and women who put everything at stake for their country. I imagine losing a limb can be a very traumatic and I am delighted to be able to make a contribution in my own small way.”
Kerry Hudson, Senior Fundraising Executive at Blesma says: “The Virgin London Marathon is a key event on the fundraising calendar and I am continually impressed by our runners’ hard work fundraising and training through the long winter months. The money raised is invaluable to our work and goes a very long way to supporting our war veterans lead fulfilling lives.”
To support Mark in this endeavour, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/mark-spagnol1
For more information on Blesma, The Limbless Veterans visit www.blesma.org
Notes to Editor
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless serving and ex service men and women, their widows and dependants.
It is a membership organisation which helps wounded service men and women rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Their membership includes those who have lost the use of a limb, an eye or the sight of an eye.
Blesma was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932. Blesma today has over 4000 Members and widows. The membership consists of men and women who have served during the Second World War and the many subsequent conflicts and peacekeeping operations since, including the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.Back to News