Michael Paynter - Marathon Runner
A Scottish man aims to raise £2,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity in this year’s London Marathon.
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Michael Paynter, originally from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, but now based in London as a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Signals, will be running his first ever marathon for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
He said: “SSAFA helped my brother four years ago when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and sadly passed away. It was a stressful time, but they helped ease some of that stress by helping him with his finances and letting him enjoy his final few months.”
“Running the London marathon in aid of SSAFA is just a small way of saying thank you for what they did for my brother. It’ll be a challenge but I’m really looking forward to it.”
“I’m nearly half-way to my fundraising target, which is great! So far, I’ve had generous donations from friends and family, as well as hosting an afternoon tea day in Kirkcudbright. I’ve still got a long way to go but I’m positive that I can reach my fundraising target.”
Michael will be taking part in the London marathon on Sunday 28th April. If you would like to help Michael reach his fundraising target, please follow this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/micheal-paynter
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Forces, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves.