Teacher Stephen Brown is on a mission to raise money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Having worked alongside children for nearly nine years, he wanted to do something to support those who don’t have the life they deserve and is currently in training to run the London Marathon in April.
“As a child, I grew up in a loving family home and was cared for and loved deeply. Sadly, not all children have such privileges,” he said. “In 2016, it was recorded that more than 58,000 children in the UK suffered some form of abuse – 58,000! This unbelievably high number shocked and saddened me so, so much.”
The NSPCC works tirelessly supporting and counselling children who have suffered some form of abuse; whether it be physical, emotional or sexual.
And Stephen’s marathon effort on Sunday, April 22, will be to raise awareness and money for the NSPCC.
“I would be so grateful to anyone who is willing to donate to this amazing cause and help inspire me to complete my challenge,” he said.
Stephen, who recently moved to North Walsham, has a Just Giving page where people can donate and also follow his progress, with blog updates. He currently has £195 towards his target of £2,200.
He added: “If you do see me out running in North Walsham, please give me a wave or a hoot from your car.”
“Please realise that any donation is hugely appreciated and will go a long way towards helping me reach my goal and, more importantly, helping children who deserve a better and safer life.”
See more at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephen-brown62