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Mark Freeman

Lingen Davies London Marathon 2020

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My story

[p]Thank you for visiting my page, and please support this amazing charity![/p][p]Over the years so many of my friends and family have received treatment at Lingen Davies, including my sister-in-law Kim, my cousin Sarah and my friend and colleague Lin. In the past 12 months alone the charity's facilities have successfully treated my Mum, helped my brother-in-law Wayne work miracles after he was diagnosed with incurable cancer of the pancreas, and they have treated one of my best mates Bryan after he was diagnosed with stomach and oesophagus cancer.[/p][p][b]We are so lucky to have the Lingen Davies facility in Shropshire. If it wasn't for all the incredible effort of those who run and support it we would all be having to travel to Birmingham or Manchester to receive treatment, or to take loved ones.[/b][/p][p]The past year with Mum, Wayne and Bryan made we want to do something, and it was Wayne and Bryan who inspired me to run the Marathon, Wayne because he was determined to do it last year despite the effect of his aggressive treatment and his struggle with just walking at the time, and Bry through his infectious love of running, inspiring many around him to take it up. He, Wayne and my 81-year-old Mum are incredible examples of how to deal with their situations, Bry and Wayne both so positive and thinking about those family and friends around them and making everyone feel comfortable talking about their cancer, and my indomitable Mum taking up the fight head on - those who know her will know the cancer never stood a chance![/p][p]So here we go - I am unfit but in training, wheezing after a few miles after the Christmas excess, but with a little encouragement from everyone I'll be there at the finishing line in April :)[/p][p]March 9th update: more determined than ever! Seeing Bryan and Wayne's courage just puts into perspective my moans about how appallingly my training is going with muscle strains stopping me train - so far behind schedule but what have I got to moan about? Bring it on! [/p]

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Mar 9, 2020


Well done Mark!

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2020


Just about to do a parkrun, I cant imagine running 8 of them just now. Best of luck Mark

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020

Kate Ashley

Go for it!!!


Mar 2, 2020

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Feb 27, 2020

Lucy Sutton

Good luck Mark!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2020

Sarah Hartshorn

Good luck Mark!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2020

Carol McEwan

Good Luck Mark

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2020


Good luck Mark, sure you will smash this! :)

Feb 26, 2020

Charlie Jones

Enjoy the race day and good luck Mark

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Feb 26, 2020


Good luck!