Norwich residents travel to the capital for this weekend’s London Marathon
PUBLISHED: 09:59 25 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:18 25 April 2015
A former Norwich City player is appealing to Canary fans for support one more time.
Adam Drury, 36, who retired from the game in 2014, will take part in the London Marathon tomorrow.
He will take on the 26.2 mile challenge to help disadvantaged and disabled people in Norfolk enjoy the benefits of sport, through the work of the club’s Community Sports Foundation.
Drury will be joined on the start-line by Matt Watson from the Community Sports Foundation, Chloe Pellican from the club’s legal and football services team as well as Canary fan Phillip Minns.
Click here to donate to Adam’s fundraising page.
A father is running the London Marathon 2015 for Crohn’s and Colitis, in which his youngest soon as diagnosed with at just nine years old.
Mark Bailey, 43, of Norwich, is running the London Marathon for his now 13-year-old son Tom Bailey.
Mr Bailey said: “One day in 2010 we saw Tom slumped against the wall and he was fast asleep which we thought was odd.
“At first I thought it was just an everyday bug but he lost over 2 stone in weight and just got worse and worse until one day we had to get him to Hospital, after several tests and procedures we were given the news, he had Crohn’s Disease.”
“It is now four years after and he is now in relapse, he is an active youngster who plays hockey locally for Norwich City Hockey Club and has done exceptionally well to get through to the national finals for both school and Norwich City.”
Headteacher Binks Neate-Evans, 49, of West Earlham Infant and Nursey School, is hoping to complete her first marathon. She is raising the cash for children’s charity NSPCC.
A brother and sister team are to do the marathon after seeing the effects dementia has on their grandmother. Brian and younger sister Zara-Ann Medler, both of Norwich, are to run the marathon for BRACE, an Alzheimer’s Research Charity.
A group from Norwich are looking to raise £7,000 for the charity Mencap which helps those with learning disabilities.
Vicci Hills, Heath Alexander-Bew, Leah Mayes, Mark Linehan, Rebecca Riddoch, Matthew Gill, Sarah Adcock and Lee Boswell are all taking part.
NCH&C physiotherapist Paul Blazey, 29, from Norwich, is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his grandfather, who passed away the Christmas before last.
Two teachers from Hethersett will be taking part in the London Marathon to raise cash to support cancer – and inspire the youngsters they teach.
Paul and Rachel Bradford have set a target of £500 for Wymondham-based cancer support charity Star Throwers.
Great Yarmouth Road Runners have several members taking part in the race including Lisa Smith, a visually-impaired runner who only took up the sport a year ago. She is running in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind and has already raised more than £3,000 for the charity. She will be joined along the course by Carl Jessop, her guide runner.
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