London Marathon 2017
MELANIE ANNE BALDWIN (nee EVANS)
Welcome to my fundraising page, I am hoping to raise as much as possible for Standing Start Trust by
running the London Marathon in April 2017.
I will be 40 years of age next year and I am a midwife at the Princess Royal University Hospital in
Farnborough, Kent. I have never run a marathon before so this will be a first for me and I am very
much looking forward to the whole experience. I am married with a lovely husband and two even
lovelier children aged 13 and 16yrs.
The Charity is very close to my heart as my dad was paralysed in 2004 due to a road traffic accident.
When such a traumatic incident occurs it affects all the family and I have seen my mum and dad
having to cope in their daily lives with the simplest of matters that able bodied people take for
My dad was a joint founder Member of the Charity and has been Chairman since it’s inception in
2007. The Charity does great work in helping people with neurological conditions and has branched
out into dealing with people who are not only spinally injured but those suffering from a Stroke
and Multiple Sclerosis. The Charity also supports various relevant research projects into the
aforementioned neurological conditions to help gain a better understanding of theses debilitating
Help to improve the lives of people by sponsoring me to do the London Marathon either per mile or
in it’s entirety. If you are a tax payer then please Gift Aid any donations as the Charity gets the
tax rebated at no cost to the Donor.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU (IN ADVANCE)