London Marathon 2015

On 26th April, two runners took part in the London Marathon in aid of Prostate Cymru.

For Damian Waite from Caldicot, this year’s race was his third London Marathon. Damian said, “I had a ballot place, and when asked if I would raise some money for Prostate Cymru I jumped at the chance. My neighbour had prostate cancer and [I] thought that any amount raised would help towards the research and hopefully awareness.”

Damian was on target for completing the marathon in three and a half hours until cramp at the twentieth mile slowed him a little. Despite this, Damian still completed the marathon in an impressive time of three hours, fifty-nine minutes and fourteen seconds. About completing the race, Damian said, “The crowds were fantastic and helped to motivate me to finish”.

Damian has raised over £750 so far and his JustGiving page is still open for donations (https://www.justgiving.com/DamianWaite-Marathon/)

Jonathan Bell ran the marathon for the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru. Jonathan, a history and English tutor living in Pembrokeshire, originally hails from Yorkshire and was a hugely promising rugby league player at student level.

“I had wondered who I should try and raise funds for,” said Jon, “but then the decision was made for me, almost by accident when I met Judith Griffiths and discovered the details of the superb work done in rugby union by her late father Ray Williams, and the equally wonderful efforts he had made in starting up the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru.

What better way to start out in Pembrokeshire than to raise funds for the memory of another rugby lover, albeit from the other code – it is just perfect.”

Jon has already raised over £600 for the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru – and anyone who knew Ray Williams can still donate to Jonathan Bell via ‘The Pembs Tutor’ or www.justgiving.com/Jonathan-Bell13

 

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