This weekend will see 45,000 runners taking part in the virtual London Marathon, running their own route wherever they may be based. Bob and Blake are taking part to raise money for the Disabilities Trust.
Bob Collins, sustained a severe brain injury from a cycling accident in 2018, when a car pulled out in front of him during his normal Saturday morning cycle. His everyday life has been profoundly affected and he will always have issues with things like memory and concentration because the injury is permanent. He continues to recover with the tremendous support of family and friends.
Vital to his recovery has been the specialised treatment provided by Graham Anderson House in Glasgow, which is one of our nationwide network of rehabilitation centres for people with an acquired brain injury. Their personalised and intensive rehabilitation program improved his cognitive ability and gave him strategies to manage his condition. They also helped him and his family to understand the injury and its effects.
Bob told us “Graham Anderson House set me firmly on the right track to maximise my recovery. Thanks to their exceptional care and support, I have been able to rebuild my new life, and I want to say sincere thanks to the amazing team at Graham Anderson House. Therefore, I am doing the virtual London Marathon! Words I never thought I’d say, but then 2020 is also not a normal year. Because this year’s London Marathon is virtual, I have the opportunity to do it. So, along with my wife Lynda, I will be walking 26.2 miles from our home on Sunday 4 October.”
So far Bob has raised an incredible £1686.88 for Graham Anderson House.
Preparing for the 40th race, Bob said: “My life changed forever in a split second on that day in 2018. If it can happen to me it can happen to anyone, so I would love to help to continue to fund rehabilitation and support for people with acquired brain injuries who need it now and in the future.”
Click here to visit Bob's fundraising page.