Sponsorship & Events
Royal Parks Half Marathon
“My name is Jay Virani and I’m delighted to be running Royal Parks Half marathon on Sunday October 8th in support of the Katie Haines Memorial Trust. The issue of carbon monoxide poisoning is extremely important to me. In September 2015, just two weeks after our honeymoon my wife Jilna and I were hospitalised after suffering acute poisoning from a neighbour’s faulty gas fire. We were both very fortunate to survive. After many months of recovery, both physically and psychologically, we have chosen to go down the awareness route. I would recommend anyone reading this to check they have a working carbon monoxide alarm and test it regularly. I love running and it makes me so proud to have the opportunity and the privilege to raise funds for this vital cause through the challenge of a half marathon. I can’t wait for race day already. Thanks for reading.”
Update: On 8thOctober, Gordon and I spent a lovely sunny Sunday morning in beautiful Hyde Park, London, watching Jay running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017 for KHMT. As mentioned in our previous newsletter, Jay and his wife Jilna were poisoned by carbon monoxide coming from the flat below them and, as a result, are passionate about raising more CO awareness. There was a lovely atmosphere as we walked with Jilna and members of their family to see Jay at various points in the course. Jay said: “I’m delighted to say a total of £555.25 WAS RAISED FOR KHMT and I was able to run the event in 1hr 36mins 24 secs – my 3rdfastest half marathon to date.” A wonderful result for Jay and we thank both he and Jilna for their support.