Superstar Simon runs the Edinburgh Marathon

Simon Jones, from Kinghorn in Fife, took part in the Edinburgh Marathon and raised over £3,500 for CLIC Sargent.

Superstar Simon runs the Edinburgh Marathon

Simon was inspired to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon after his daughter Anna was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2013.

“My daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on Hogmanay of 2013 and during the summer of 2014 I felt as many parents do in this situation - useless," he said.

"With the burning desire to do something that will not only help me cope with our situation but help support the amazing work of CLIC Sargent, I decided to do the Edinburgh Marathon!”

After many hours of training - squeezing it around the care of my daughter - I finally completed the task.

"Family, friends and work colleagues all contributed to this achievement but none more so than the continual thought of the invasive nature of the treatment that so many kids go through.

"This was a real inspiration to me throughout my training and reinforced the mantra that we can do anything in life as long as we work hard to achieve it.

"The pain of a marathon is nothing compared to the bravery and strength of so many young ones and families coping with cancer.”

Well done Simon!

A huge well done to Simon for completing this year’s Edinburgh Marathon and for raising an amazing £3,500 along the way. 

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