A Kings Langley resident is pledging to support people in Haiti after noticing the devastating impact of the earthquake earlier this year.
Village resident Harold Taylor, 92, has teamed up with his son-in-law Mark Escott who will undertake a half marathon on October 17.
Harold and Mark will be supporting Haiti via charity Christian Aid and their Emergency Appeal, which he has supported for 33 years consistently showing his compassion and empathy.
Speaking about why he has chosen to support the people of Haiti, Harold said: “You can’t fail to be moved by the sight of these people with nothing but the clothes on their back, no shelter even in the midst of a tropical rainstorm. How much more wretched can you get than that.”
Mark added that the half marathon event was the perfect opportunity to work with his father-in-law to support a cause that is important to him and others.
He said: “I have not done this particular race before and is more of a challenge for me but I like running a lot so I thought I would combine this with my father-in-law, who is a very big supporter of Christian Aid, and the campaign for Haiti, which is very close to everyone’s hearts, so it’s a very good opportunity to support that and do something I enjoy as well.”
The Kings Langley community has already helped the duo to raise over £1,000 for the cause through the churches and the village market.
You can support Harold and Mark’s fundraising here.