Reasons we run — Florence and Jonathan
23 February 2016
Third in a short series featuring some of the amazing people running this year's London Marathon for our charity.
Florence, who is 21 and studying history at Manchester University, is looking to raise £1,800 for Bells Piece, where her aunt lives.
‘My aunt has Down's syndrome, which is why I wanted to run for a disabilities charity.
‘I hope the money can give the residents extra opportunities that would not be possible without extra funding.’
IT consultant Jonathan's family have had cancer on three separate occasions, which is why he wants to raise £2,000 to help those affected by the disease.
‘In the past I have run for cancer charities as it seems to affect everybody in my family at some point.
‘My mum and auntie died of it, while my brother has terminal cancer.
‘There isn’t a day that goes past when cancer is not a part of the conversation.
‘Leonard Cheshire offers practical real time help and I couldn’t think of a more honest and well-meaning charity to run for.’
Florence and Jonathan will be among 38,000 runners taking on the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April.