A Bristol man ran the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April, raising more than £2,000 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, completed the 26.2 mile route in four hours 15 minutes.
'Thanks for cheering me on'
‘There was such a great atmosphere and it was really hot on the day,’ said Ed. ‘The cheering crowds and support from other participants was overwhelming and it really spurred me on to keep running. Thanks to family, friends and customers, I’ve managed to exceed my fundraising goal of £2,000, which is just brilliant.
‘Having two young children myself, I cannot imagine the devastation a cancer diagnosis would bring or how people cope as a family. Knowing that CLIC Sargent exists to offer support is extremely encouraging and they rely entirely on voluntary donations.’
Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton have come together and nominated CLIC Sargent as their charity of the year for 2018. In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the children’s cancer charity, staff are taking part in a number of fundraising challenges and events throughout the year.
About the charity
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.
You can still donate by visiting Ed’s Just Giving page