A husband and wife from Northampton will mark their new parenthood by running a half-marathon together to support charities fighting child abuse.
Carl and Abby Osborne, from Duston, will be completing NSPCC’s MK Half Marathon in aid of ChildLine’s Schools Service, a year after having their first child, Georgina Lily-Mai.
Mrs Osborne, aged 32 and a manager at Barclaycard, said: “Children are the most innocent, precious little bundles of joy and since becoming a mother, this belief has only multiplied.
“No child should have to suffer, they should only be loved.”
Carl Osborne, also 32, said: “I think the charity is such a worthy cause. Unfortunately, through my job, I have seen at first-hand the abuse that some children suffer and I wish to help where I can.
“I feel very lucky to have a daughter and want to give her the best life I possibly can.
This half-marathon will be the 16th organised by the NSPCC and will cover some of Milton Keynes’ scenic redways and the Grand Union Canal.
After reaching the half-million pound mark last year, the NSPCC hopes this year’s race will generate a further £20,000. NSPCC community fund-raising manager, Sally Phipps, said: “People travel far and wide to take part and we simply wouldn’t be able to continue our work helping children, who are victims of emotional and physical abuse, without the support of people such as Carl and Abby.
“We wish them all our luck for marathon day.”
Apply for your place in the MK Half Marathon at nspcc.org.uk/miltonkeyneshalfmarathon