London Marathon 2019
We have set up this page for people with links to the SCEFL, who are running the London Marathon, to share their stories and Charity information.
Up until last year I played in the SCEFL league and have represented two clubs currently in Division 1, SC Thamesmead and Kennington. My name is Leon McLeod and I’m probably best known involvement in the police response to the London Bridge and Borough terror attack.
Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have been awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal at Buckingham Palace back in October of last year but the whole experience has left a mark on me without any doubt. I wanted to try to turn what was clearly a negative experience into something positive and decided that taking part in this year’s London marathon was a good way to do it.
I’ve chosen to run for PTSD999 who help all emergency services workers, staff and their families in dealing with some of the traumas that arise from dealing with some of the things we do on a daily basis. I personally have struggled at times since that night in 2017 and want to do what I can to support colleagues from all services and raise awareness of some of the symptoms of mental health. At the end of the day we’re all human.
Further story and Charity information here...
Hi, my name is Stephen Camacho, I play for Rusthall and I will be running the London Marathon 2019 in aid of Dementia Revolution.
This is something I’m hugely passionate about and over the last few years through work and having the opportunity to support older people. I have had the pleasure to meet some incredible people, hear so many great stories but I have also seen the devestating effect of dementia and how cruel the disease can be. Almost one million people in the UK are living with some form of dementia - one in three of us will be affected by the disease in some way. In fact, Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society today. Yet, there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure this cruel disease.
The Dementia Revolution is a year long campaign where the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK have joined forces to power the most ambitious dementia research endeavour the UK has ever seen - The UK Dementia Research Institute. In 6 centres across the UK over 700 researchers from a range of scientific disciplines will all work tirelessly to change the outlook for people living with dementia. Your support and donations will make a huge difference to this research and will motivate me through to the finish line!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and if you could visit my Just Giving page and make any donation it is hugely appreciated.