I am ditching the junk food and the (almost) daily takeaways to lose weight and run the London Marathon to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. I'm hoping to lose about 6 stone between now (October) and April, even with Christmas coming up.
I have set myself a high target of £5000 as the money is going to a cause that is very close to my heart and the money raised is crucial to allow them to continue the amazing work they do including research, education and support for the families that are or have been unfortunate to have to face this horrible disease.
I am dedicating the run to my older brother Steven Stones, who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) before I had the chance to meet him.
Although his death was officially recorded as SIDS, it was later found that he had a tumour in his throat.
My wife and myself also had a scare with one of our daughters, Kyla, where it was thought that she might have Leukaemia.
I would really appreciate all donations, large or small, to help me reach my fundraising target or even better, smash it!!!
Thank you and best wishes,