Andy Shea, from Caterham, describes his two-year-old daughter, Poppy, as a "great little character" and "a very happy child". Poppy also has a rare condition called Fraser syndrome, meaning she is almost completely blind, with limited light and dark perception.
Charity The Amber Trust, which has been making a difference in the lives of visually impaired children and young adults for 25 years, supports Poppy by providing her with things such as music lessons, a keyboard, and even hearing aids.
Wanting to give back to the organisation that has helped Poppy so much, Andy will be fundraising for them by running 26.2 miles in the Virtual London Marathon this month. After running 32 kilometres in preparation, and planning his route so his friends can support him along the way, he is determined and prepared for his marathon run.
“I am not worried about it, but it’s still going to be tough.”
The money Andy raises will allow many visually impaired children across the UK access to funds and support to develop their musical talents. You can support Andy, Poppy, and The Amber Trust, by donating via Andy’s fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyShea/1