Maya Sonvico

Obviously this is a campaign that is close to my heart, but it’s about more than just Gian.

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a natural runner - that was always Gian’s thing. The one time we tried to go on a run together resulted in me giving up and Gian locking me out of the house because “quitters don’t get to come indoors.” Quitters, it turns out, we’re also not allowed cake that night!

It is with these words ringing in my ears that I will be taking part in the Cardiff Bay 10km Run on Sunday 31st March to raise money for the Don’t Drink and Drown Campaign.

Over the last 5 years there have been 1,581 accidental drownings in the U.K., and almost 30% of the victims had alcohol in their blood stream.

The Don’t Drink and Drown campaign was launched in 2014 and is keen to prevent more tragedies by targeting at risk groups on “hot spot areas” at particular points of the year including the start of the new university term and around Christmas.

Any donations would be massively appreciated and stop me from bailing at the last minute!

Maya Sonvico