Chris and John’s Story

Why would 2 non runners sign up to do a marathon? There are a number of reasons really… To lose weight, to achieve a goal, tick something off the bucket list, however for John and I the reason is pretty simple – to raise money for Compton Care.

We both saw first hand the work that Compton does when my mom was admitted to their inpatient unit in March 2016. Compton provided a week of comfort that allowed us to create more memories with Mom in even the worst circumstances.

The approach from all staff was incredible and as a family we wanted to raise as much money as we could to show our gratitude. During the following year we held a number of fundraising events and managed to raise a significant amount. Fast forward a couple of years and we hoping to do exactly the same by putting ourselves through training and completing 26.2 miles!

Training has begun and whilst enjoyable would be a step too far, we are both embracing the challenge ahead and looking to raise some more money for the most worthy of causes. The miles are ticking up and we know the challenge ahead is huge but will keep moving along with the cause at the front of our minds!

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