Okay so Sunday is fast approaching and the day of The Great Scottish Run where I (and hundreds of others) will be dragging themselves round Glasgow as fast as their little legs will carry them to raise money for charity.
CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP
We (our little band of TV experts) are running to raise funds for Scottish Children’s Charities and this is such an important area. I’d like to put you in the picture if I may……..
Imagine you are a child, a young teenager, alone and shivering. It’s cold and it’s raining. The city is big and dark, there are unfamiliar noises all around you. This feels like an urban jungle, instead of trees there are buildings, instead of mud and grass there is concrete and dirt. Instead of wild animals there are predatory people. They are lurking all around you, you don’t know where to turn.
You are frightened, you are scared witless.
You don’t know what to do.
Children and young adults end up in this horrific situation all the time through no fault of their own. Circumstances in life can fall upon them and create misery. They can be thrown out by parents who are maybe too bruised by life themselves to know any better, they can run away from a situation that is so appalling that you and I can barely imagine it. For whatever reason these children can end up on the streets where even more danger lurks and fear is held in every breath.
They are children.
They do not deserve this life, they are worthy of so much more.
You can help them by clicking here and sponsoring me on this Charity Run. Please donate anything you can, no matter how small. This is a safe and secure site that organises all charity donations, every penny goes to the right cause.
I know so many of you have been supporting me through my training this summer. I have so appreciated your kind comments and ‘Go for it’ pep talks. Well now I am asking for your help, I want you to put your money where your mouth is and do something for these kids. I’ll get out there on Sunday and run my bloody socks off, but I want you to be there with me too and you can do that by making a donation and boosting my sponsorship fund.