Two year’s ago Johnnie Wraith and Adam Constable (aka The Putney Gumps) ran the London Marathon and followed it up – the weekend after – with the on the 100 mile Thames Path Challenge.
This year they plan on running 12 marathons in 12 months…hopefully with a little help from their friends…for four charities:
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
and ourselves, the Down’s Syndrome Association.
Johnnie and Adam explain their choice of charities on their website:
“Max, Johnnie and Judie’s son, is a fun, energetic and happy 12 year old with Down’s syndrome. Last year he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a new challenge which has brought a fast learning curve for the Wraiths. The DSA has provided invaluable support over the years, and JDRF continues to be at the forefront of making the lives of those with Type 1 easier. Harriet, Adam and Lucy’s daughter had life-saving heart surgery at Great Ormond Street as a baby, having been born with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage, and now leads a full and bouncy life. Maddie Turner, the 12 year old daughter of close family friends to the Constables, is an inspiration to those living with Cystic Fibrosis; and the CFT is leading the fight to find ways to make every day less of a struggle.”
They are hoping to raise £20,000 in 2018.
We’re so grateful to Johnnie and Adam for their continued support and wish them all the best with their year of marathons!
Keep up to date with their progress and show your support by donating on their website – www.putneygumps.co.uk