Construction Linx MD, Gareth Williams is taking part in this year’s London marathon inspired by his six-year-old neighbour’s battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – TCell.
Gareth is running the London Marathon for the second time in two years and is hoping to raise over £2500 for Leukaemia CARE, so he can help support people facing blood cancer and Crewe youngster Lewis Crossley who is due to undergo a bone marrow transplant this month.
He said: “I feel very lucky to have my place at the London marathon as it is so hard to get a place. I am even more delighted to be running for Leukaemia CARE, inspired by Lewis.”
Gareth will join more than 35,000 other runners to take part in the 26.2 mile marathon through the streets of London and hopes to complete it in a personal best of 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Gareth adds: “Training six days a week is hard during the winter and sometimes it is only my commitment to Lewis and the charity that gets the shoes on my feet when its dark outside and the temperature is minus two degrees. Thinking of the fight Lewis and his family are going through and the good use Leukaemia CARE can put this money to really sustains my motivation. I did the London Marathon back in 2015 and raised over £1500 in aid of CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic diseases). I have already raised over £600 for Leukaemia CARE but I am hoping the community of Crewe will get behind me in trying to raise as much money as I can for this very worthwhile charity. If you are able to sponsor me, I’d really appreciate it. I’d really like to raise as much as I can. To make a donation visit my fundraising page or telephone me at Construction Linx on 01270 848700.”Next Story >