This year I am honoured to have the opportunity to represent the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation in the NYC Marathon. The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation aims to develop healthier children and communities by giving vulnerable and disadvantaged children access to diverse sports.
My journey to New York is not only about raising money for disadvantaged children, but also hopefully being a role model for those children. I have always dreamt of running the New York Marathon, but self doubt often got in the way. Sport creates dreams for so many children but without access to equipment and facilities, it can be hard for disadvantaged children to get the chance to dream. The money I raise will help children gain access to sports facilities, and I hope my story will help inspire those children to dream what is possible and chase their dreams.
All money raised will go towards building facilities and providing equipment as well as training programs, pathways and mentoring.