Hello. I am the Business Development Manager for the local child bereavement charity, Jigsaw (South East). We support young people who have lost a loved one (usually a parent) or who are facing the loss of a loved one, across Surrey including the Reigate area. We featured on the recent BBC Rio Ferdinand Being Mum and Dad documentary. We are hoping that your members might be interested in supporting us by running for us in events such as the Brighton Marathon (next year!). We are based locally in East Grinstead and work with many Reigate schools.
I was previously a member of Redhill & Reigate AC, Redhill & Surrey Beagles and Herne Hill Harriers.
I am writing to you to ask for your assistance with a research study that I am conducting as part of my Masters at the University of Roehampton.
I am researching the psychology impact that a career ending injury has on amateur athletes. The majority of previous research has been with elite performers, who, through their status, receive support. However, research with the competitive amateur athlete may indicate separate types of impact.
I am hoping that you may be able to pass on this correspondence with the attached letter and circulate to your club members who may be suitable as potential participants or who may know someone.
I very much appreciate your attention and look forward to hearing from yourself or club members.
Roger Gibbens .BSc(Hons)Psych(Open), MBPsP
See letter for full details
Dear Reigate Priory AC
We are contacting you as a fellow running club, and we hope you don’t mind. Please help us bring our races, the Marlow Half Marathon and Marlow 7 both on Sunday the 5th November 2017, to the attention of your runners.
For over 25 years we have organised a great community event, well received by independent and club runners alike, and dedicating over £170,000 to deserving local charities. Organised by runners for runners, we are proud of our consistently high race experience ratings.
Here is a link to our promo email:
Best regards and thankyou
Communications, Marlow Half Marathon