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[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. [/p][p][b]Father of eight, Dave Reading to run Lands End to John O’Groats to raise awareness for PTSD and other mental health issues faced by members of the armed forces.[/b][/p] [p]No stranger to long runs, Dave, 49, from Dereham Norfolk started running marathons in 2014 to get fit as he quit a 60-cigarette-a-day habit.[/p] [p]Now he is in training to start his 837 mile challenge on Thursday 6 April 2017 when he hopes to raise as much awareness as possible![/p] [p]Dave is raising money for Walking With The Wounded and the Royal Air Force Association. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/dave-reading.[/p] [p]He said: “I was seriously unfit and thought, “I’ve got all these children, I really need to sort this out. My running has changed all our lives for the better. We work hard on our nutrition and healthy diets these days. We are all so much fitter and happier.”[/p] [p]Dave has run the AJ Bell Triathlon 2015, the Bournemouth marathon 2015 and the London marathon 2015 and 2016. Dave is also running the Bournemouth Marathon 2016 and the Birmingham Half Marathon 2016. He plans to reach John O’Groats on 18 April 2017, take a short rest and then tackle the London Marathon on 23 April 2017.[/p] [p]Dave explained: “The planning for this challenge started some time ago. Whilst talking to colleagues I realised what a massive issue PTSD and other mental health issues are in the armed forces. Until recently this hasn't been addressed very well. So by undertaking this massive mental and physical challenge I am not only attempting to raise lots of money but also to share awareness of not only the physical sacrifices made by our service personnel but also the health problems that that are not visible to the eye".[/p] [p]Dave and his wife Terrie and their family are:[/p] [p]Alex 16, Charlie 14, George 13, Harry 8, Chloe 11, Layla 9, Maisey 5, Gracie 4.[/p] [p][/p]