Art teacher, Mrs Rhodes, is stepping up training towards next month’s London Marathon as she prepares to ‘warm up’ at the London Landmarks Half Marathon in two weeks’ time.
The race takes place in Central London on Sunday 24th March, starting at Pall Mall and finishing near Downing Street, with spectacular views of the city’s most iconic landmarks en route.
Mrs Rhodes will be competing at both events with a clear purpose in mind – to raise money for her poorly little nephew, William.
William, who is almost two, has severe intractable epilepsy, for which the cause is yet unknown. Every day William suffers hundreds of seizures, even while he’s sleeping, which has markedly affected his development and his ability to do almost anything.
Mrs Rhodes comments: “Despite all that William goes through, he is such a brave and wonderful chap who brings endless amounts of joy to our lives. He very much knows what he does and doesn’t like, and is not afraid to let us know about it!”
“Sadly, William’s condition means that his life is predicted to be limited and therefore we are absolutely committed to making every day meaningful and special.”
“One thing William loves is being outdoors in the fresh air, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for him to join us on walks in the countryside as he’s getting bigger and needs more support than an ordinary buggy provides.”
“For this reason, the fundraising target is for an all-terrain specialist buggy, so William doesn’t have to miss out and we can carry on making wonderful memories with him.”
With the London Marathon taking place on Sunday 28th April, just seven weeks away, Mrs Rhodes is resolutely pounding the streets in preparation and counting down to the 26.2-mile challenge ahead.
To support William, please go to: Team Will’s GoFundMe Page →