Roy is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to fundraise for the charity Spinal Research.
Every year 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord. Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
Roy Greenwood, director of Kidicraft, is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8th October, to raise funds for the charity, something that is close to his heart.
Roy commented: “As people may or may not be aware I use to run quite often, but back in 2013, when I was driving home from the office, I was hit by a driver travelling on the wrong side of the road. Although my injuries were painful they were fortunately minor, but this did put an end to my running for a couple of years.”
“My niece’s employer was also involved in a car crash a few years earlier and wasn’t so lucky – they were paralysed from the lower back. Realising how lucky I was has encouraged me to do something to support the charity Spinal Research, which is carrying out amazing work and supports children as well as adults.”
Click here to be taken to Roy’s Virgin Money Giving page for the Spinal Research – Royal Parks Half Marathon.