Mike Barnett is calling on anyone who is interested in getting involved in the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon to run for CLIC Sargent and support their Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal.
Mike first became involved with CLIC Sargent in 2004, when his 10 year old niece Sarah was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent surgery at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Sadly, Sarah sadly passed away on 14 February 2007.
In memory of Sarah
In 2005, Mike and his son Jonathan decided to take part in the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon to show their appreciation of CLIC Sargent's support during Sarah’s treatment.
Since his first marathon in 2005, Mike has now raised over £16,500 in memory of his niece Sarah.
Mike said: "Sarah never uttered one word of bitterness or self-pity. She was so brave, strong and courageous, she touched the hearts of people who never even knew her.
"So, to say thank you and to express my appreciation for the care, consideration and compassion that CLIC Sargent showed Sarah and her family, I decided I wanted to do something to keep Sarah’s memory alive and support other families affected by childhood cancer.
Join our 'Run for Home' team
Go the extra mile for children and young people with cancer.
Find out more
To find out how you can help raise funds for the CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal, please contact the CLIC Sargent fundraising team on 02890 725 780 or email: email@example.com.