Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton, has secured a place in the London Marathon with an aim to raise £2,000 for CLIC Sargent.
The three Bristol stores have teamed up to support the national children’s cancer charity for 2018.
A word from the store director
‘As soon as we decided to support this charity, I saw it as an opportunity to put myself forward for the London Marathon,’ said Ed.
‘CLIC Sargent offers tremendous support to youngsters who have been diagnosed with cancer, during what can be a frightening and challenging time, as well as offering support to their families.
‘Having two young children myself, I cannot imagine the devastation such news would bring or how people cope as a family. Knowing that CLIC Sargent exists to offer support is extremely encouraging and they rely on voluntary donations entirely, so any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
'I have ran half marathons before but never a full one so I am looking forward to the challenge.’
To sponsor Ed head over to his Just Giving page
CLIC Sargent provides practical, financial and emotional support for children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. The charity believes that children with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care and support throughout their cancer journey and beyond.
• £4 could pay for a CLIC Sargent storybook that explains childhood cancer to children in simple, easy to understand language.
• £15 could pay for a copy of CLIC Sargent’s DVD to help bereaved families understand and cope with their grief.
• £46 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker to be there soon after diagnosis, giving a family one-to-one support.