August 28, 2014
Burnham runner raises £770 for cancer charity in memory of his father

A Burnham-On-Sea runner has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of his late father.

Alex Bradley from Thorndike Way in Burnham raised over £770 for the charity by completing his first half marathon at the weekend.

He took part in the first ever Severn Half Marathon and came over the finish line in a very respectable time of 2hrs and 11mins, beating around 1,500 other runners out of almost 3,000.

He was running in memory of his late father, John Bradley, and explained why he had taken part.

"My dad was, as all dads' should be, my role model. He taught me many things in life - respect for my elders, work hard, take nothing for granted, love and provide for your family and never be in debt," said Alex.

"For the last part of my dads' life after he was diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan helped and supported my family, a debt which my dad cannot repay."

"It's taken me eight long years to do this but it's time I repaid this debt. I decided to take part in my first ever half marathon. Please give what you can so that if you ever find yourself in my position you will know in your heart that you have helped provide the support needed by cancer sufferers and their families."

To sponsor Alex and help Macmillan Cancer Support, click here.


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