Jon Ellard is to run the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 5th September in aid of the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust, Urban Element’s chosen charity.
Miriam Hyman was just thirty-two years old when she lost her life in the 7/7 London bombings together with fifty-one other people. She was travelling to work on the bus that exploded in Tavistock Square.
Through the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust (MHMT, http://www.miriam-hyman.com) Miriam’s family and friends are supporting and equipping the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre within the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. This is a place of hope, healing and rehabilitation for children with eye conditions, irrespective of the ability to pay.
Jon hopes to raise at least £600 in sponsorship for MHMT, and is training hard to complete the course in under 2 hours 15 minutes.
Jon has entered half marathons in previous years with his colleagues at Urban Element, and both Jon and Urban Element's Account Manager Lizzie Crossman plan to also run the Cardiff Half Marathon, in October of this year, again for MHMT. To sponsor Jon and provide words of encouragement to help him maintain a good pace around the course, please do so via hisJustGiving page.