“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein.
I’ve always believed in dreaming big and pursuing goals, regardless of how lavish or difficult they may be! Whether it was daring to believe that I would be able to play Cricket for my country or to work for a prodigious charity such as Thomas Pocklington Trust. I have always dared to dream big and fingers crossed will continue to do so! My father always says to me: “You just don’t know how to give up!” witnessing the work we’re carrying out during this National Eye Health Week, I truly feel blessed to be working in the collaboration team, this has evidently allowed me to work for and alongside some inspirational people, not to mention having the opportunity of working for ELVis, who under 2 years have achieved so much.
Talking of dreams and achievements, I’m so pleased to report that earlier this year ELVis successfully secured a place for the 2016 Virgin London Marathon! I’m all for promoting and supporting the Marathon as an event, but that’s as far as my loyalty goes, running is out of the question, I do wish I could run one but perhaps in another life! Although I am over the moon that we have chosen Ryan Jones as the candidate who will be running for us in the 2016 Marathon. Ryan has won numerous accolades as a sportsman; he has represented the England Blind cricket team at the 2014 blind Cricket World Cup in South Africa and continues to play for Metro blind cricket team. He is an avid runner and can often be seen pounding the streets of Bermondsey.
In his first Marathon Ryan achieved the immaculate time of 4 hours 28 minutes. However, the high-achieving Jones would like to smash the 4 hour barrier for East London Vision. Ryan is a hard working athlete and will receive support from ELVis and Physique Trans4mers with his training.
Naturally we are delighted to welcome Ryan aboard and there will be further tweets, posts and blogs as he takes on this tremendous challenge. Your support will be much appreciated and Ryan will have a donation page up soon, so watch this space!
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I hope you continue to read, share and enjoy our entries, until next time, warmest regards, Hassan