Kent man runs marathon to change perceptions of disabled people

11 April 2016

Julian MillerA sales manager is running the London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability to support the charity’s work in challenging misconceptions of disabled people. 

Julian Miller has run for several charities down the years, but is representing a disability-focused charity this time to help fund campaigning work.

‘I want more awareness to be raised, to show people that no matter what disability you have, you’re still a person who can lead a normal life like anyone else,’ says the 35-year-old.

‘I have worked with and also been to school and university with disabled people.’

‘One thing that has always struck me is how disabled people just get on with things and try not to let their disability hinder them daily.’

The Bromley runner will be among 38,000 participants taking on the famous race on 24 April.

Julian Miller is looking to raise £1,800 and sponsors can support him through his JustGiving page

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.

Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

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Notes for editors

  1. Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. Our services include high-quality care and community support together with innovative projects supporting disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. Worldwide, our global alliance of Cheshire partners supports disabled people into education and employment, and works in more than 50 countries.
  2. The London Marathon involves 38,000 runners and this year takes place on Sunday 24 April. The race will be broadcast live on BBC television and radio. The Highway is the best place for disabled spectators to watch the race. The marathon passes along this road twice, between mile 13 and mile 14 and then between miles 21 and 22.

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