Eavan Blackwell will be putting on her trainers and going the extra mile this weekend to run the Dublin Half Marathon in support of her best friend, Kate Philp, member of Team Glenfiddich for the South Pole Allied Challenge.
Kate was on the TV this morning being interviewed by Sky News after taking part in the South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 training exercise in the Cold Chamber Event, featuring Prince Harry as part of Team Glenfiddich.
“In November 2008 one of my best mates, Kate, was injured in Afghanistan and ultimately had her left leg amputated below the knee. Kate has been a massive inspiration to me personally but now through her work with Walking with the Wounded she is becoming an inspiration to so many other people. In November she will travel to Antarctica with the British team where they will race teams from the US and the Commonwealth to the South Pole.
I am running the Dublin half marathon next weekend for this charity. I appreciate that charity donations are a very personal thing, however, if you are able to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated (even just €1). Learn more about Kate and the trip to the South Pole.”
– Eavan Blackwell, Fundraiser
Walking With The Wounded wishes Eavan the best of luck for his challenge!
To show your support for Eavan’s efforts please visit her Just Giving page.