Runners all over the region are preparing to pound the pavements of the capital in aid of causes close to their hearts.
Andrew Jarvis, from Adstock, will not only be running in the London Marathon, but he’s also going to be following that up with two further challenges.
Four weeks after the Marathon, Andrew will be doing a 300-mile Padbury-to-Paris bike ride before, two weeks later, donning his backpack and trekking the 86 miles of Hadrian’s Wall.
Andrew, aged 42, is taking on the gruelling ordeals in aid of Alzheimer’s UK, after his father, Trevor, was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2001, at the age of 60.
Andrew said: “He’s a resilient chap, so rather than letting it beat him, he decided to campaign to raise the profile of the disease and to improve the life of those living with it.
“Over the last 14 years, he has helped train undergraduates and experienced medical staff, met celebrities, politicians and hundreds of volunteers, been awarded an honorary doctorate and a British Empire Medal and raised significant funds for research.
“While doing all of this, he’s continued to be a great husband, dad and grandad.
“We are lucky that so far the illness has not beaten him and that we still have the man we all love. Please donate so that research can continue into finding a cure for those who are not so lucky.”
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