Richard is fundraising

London Marathon 2020 for Tourettes Action

£201.96 + £46.74 Gift Aid = £248.70
Donated to Richard’s £1800.00 Goal

Richard’s story

I am running the London Marathon for a wonderful charity that supports people and their families that are living with Tourettes Syndrome.

I am going to be undertaking a huge challenge for a non-runner by completing the London Marathon. The training has started and its tough and cold and wet and dark and everything else - but your donations and words of encouragement will keep me going and make it all worthwhile!

Please read on to understand why I have chosen this charity.

I have Tourettes and some of you are aware of this, but to others you would never have known or believed me. Mainly because most people think Tourettes is shouting and swearing every 30 seconds, well its a lot more than that. I have 'tics' that are mainly around the face and shoulders, with the occasional verbal tic just like 90% of people who have TS. Since I was diagnosed with TS aged 11 I have told many people of my condition and it is usually greeted with 'no you haven't!' or 'but you don't shout swear words' or even 'let me walk through town with you and lets see peoples reaction'. All genuine responses.

I have for some time kept my condition from friends, employers and colleagues as I have tried to live with it and accept that the condition is not understood. It is becoming more common to see pupils in school with TS but again, it is hidden and they do not want to share that they live with TS. But I would like to help everybody understand what Tourettes is and be able to let children today not grow up feeling the way that I did, that is why I am supporting Tourettes Action. Please help where you can.

Thank you

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Tourettes Action

Tourettes Action supports people living with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and their families

Registered Charity Number: 1003317.

Find out more about Tourettes Action

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