A first-time marathon runner will be pounding the pavements of the nation’s capital to raise money for the Rosie May Memorial Fund.
Matt Jordan (25), from Stathern, will be joining thousands of runners for the London Marathon, on Sunday (April 26).
Matt said: “I’ve chosen to run for the Rosie May Memorial Fund because I’ve helped out at the Rosie May home when I was in Sri Lanka.
“To be able to see where all the donations go and how it helps set the girls up for a much brighter future was great and it really made me appreciate how lucky we are.”
The Rosie May Memorial Fund was set up in memory of Rosie May Storrie (10) who was murdered at a Christmas party in 2003. Her family have built and fully funded the Rosie May Home for tsunami orphans and abandoned girls in Sri Lanka giving them a future that Rosie May was denied.
Matt has set himself a target of raising £1,000 for the charity and is already three quarters of the way to achieving his total having raised around £750.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Mattjordanmarathon