A vet from Leicester is getting ready to run the Manchester marathon in order to raise money for two charities, the run will be his 22nd marathon.
Chris Sherwood will be taking on the 26.2 mile course in aid of both PDSA and MOVE, a local charity which supports children and young people with cancer.
Sherwood said: “This year’s run will require a lot of willpower and determination! I’ve managed most of my long runs at the weekend but with a busy work schedule training often takes a back-seat. Every year I raise funds for PDSA, but this year I’m also supporting a local cancer charity, MOVE.
“My wife Jane is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and has become an ambassador for ‘5k your way’ which encourages those affected by cancer patients to take part in a Parkrun on the last Saturday of the month and chat over a well-earned cup of tea afterwards. More and more studies show that doing some exercise can help speed recovery and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence, and can help boost your mood during a difficult time.”
Amy Wareing-Reid, fundraising manager at PDSA, added: “Chris’s inspiring marathon effort means many pets will receive the vital vet care they need and we’re enormously grateful to have his support once again this year for his twenty-second marathon! We’ll be cheering Chris and the rest of Team PDSA’s runners along the course and I hope local animal lovers will support him too.”