Dan’s marathon charity bid

Daniel Thomas and Sue Ryder Lancashire fundraiser, Emma Russ, after he completed the London Marathon
Daniel Thomas and Sue Ryder Lancashire fundraiser, Emma Russ, after he completed the London Marathon

A LEIGH man on a mission completed the London Marathon to raise money for health and social care charity, Sue Ryder.

Teacher Daniel Thomas, pictured with Emma Russ from Sue Ryder, was one of 50 participants in last Sunday’s epic event who were collectively trying to raise £80,000 for the cause - and as the cash comes in it looks like they are on target to do so.

Mr Thomas said: “Sue Ryder has touched my life both personally and professionally.

“Personally, my uncle was a long term resident at Sue Ryder, Cuerden Hall in Bamber Bridge. He suffered from multiple sclerosis.

“Due to this my grandparents devoted much of their time and efforts towards the charity. Professionally, I now teach at Fulneck School in Leeds where a past member of staff has been cared for at Sue Ryder, Wheatfields hospice in Leeds.

“I have already raised nearly £2,000 for Sue Ryder and am still hoping there is more to come in.”

Sue Ryder have a number of places left in this year’s Great Manchester 10k Run. Contact the team on 01772 698145