Meet Our London Marathon 2015 Team!

London marathonWe catch up with our team for the London marathon 2015!

The team at Cerebra are looking forward to the London marathon as this year we have four very brave people running it for us!

Some of you may know our first recruit – local radio DJ James Southon who has shows on Radio Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. When Cerebra approached our local radio station Radio Carmarthenshire to see if any of the DJs would like to run the marathon for us, James stepped up and swiftly commenced with his training!

James told us: “I had sworn NEVER to enter another running race again.

In March of last year I ran the Llanelli half marathon and it nearly killed me! However, when I looked into the brilliant work Cerebra do with children suffering with neurological problems both locally and nationally I felt obliged to step up. They really do make such a massive difference.”

Race day, 26th April is James’ birthday so he is really making sure it will be one to remember!

Our next team member has a very personal reason for supporting us. Michael Harris is running for a very brave little boy who was born with Corpus Callosum and Cerebellar Vermis. Michael has watched the boy’s mother, who is a friend of his struggle to get information and answers about her son’s condition. Michael is raising money for us because we support children and their family’s needs and also help provide information to empower parents.

Andy Day, our next team member will be 52 years old on race day, but despite this, he recently climbed Mont Blanc before setting his sights on the marathon!

Andy is also running for personal reasons as his cousin’s daughter was born with Band Heterotopia.

Andy has watched as cousin Sharon has faced great hardships whilst raising daughter Sophie but has also seen the difference Cerebra has made to their lives. Sophie is now 20 and although life is still hard; Sharon has been able to find some support through Cerebra.

The final addition to team Cerebra is Steff Gadd who is raising money to thank us for funding a trike for her cousin’s son, six year old Harry.

We’re looking forward to cheering each of them on and remember, you can support three members of the team through their online giving pages: James, Michael and Andy.

We wish all of our marathon runners the very best of luck for 26th April.