There will be an incredible 100 people running the London marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise funds for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). Here we find out from a few of them what inspired them to take on such a challenge.
Alex Derry from south west London said, “On the 4th December 2016, my Mum (Trish) passed away from meningococcal septicaemia. We experienced first-hand the devastating cruelness and quickness of the disease. Mum was a wonderful, kind, gentle and caring lady who had very recently retired. She was looking forward to spending time looking after her first granddaughter and had many plans to travel and make the most of her well earnt free time. I’m running the marathon for MRF who do outstanding work including funding research, raising awareness of the disease and supporting people affected by the disease.”
To sponsor Alex visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alex-derry