Dad’s mission to run London Marathon for children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 16:20 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 11 October 2018

Sam with his medal at the Bristol Half.

Sam with his medal at the Bristol Half.

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A Weston man is training to run the London Marathon for Children’s Hospice South West.

Sam Williams, aged 39, has only recently taken up running to improve his health.

He said: “I applied for one of the charity’s Gold Bond places and was accepted. Although I have no personal connection to the hospice I am a father myself and the work they do for families and children is incredible.”

“I began jogging for my health in January as I weighed nearly 28 stone. I’ve since taken part in various 5km runs, the Bristol 10k and, most recently, the Bristol Half.”

Sam says running the London Marathon is his ‘life goal’. He said: “So far I have lost 6 stone, with plenty more to go, and I want to run it and raise money for a worthwhile cause.

“It’s my aim to raise at least £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.”

To sponsor Sam, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamWilliams30

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