Weston AFC media officer takes on 26.2 mile charity challenge

Liam Drury

Weston AFC Media Officer Liam Drury posses for the camera. - Credit: Alex Crowther/Shane Dean

Weston AFC's media officer will be running 26.2 miles in January for Prostate Cancer UK.

Liam Drury has already raised £145 and hopes to hit £500 before the end of the month.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, and kills a man every 45 minutes. To put that into context, that's 32 men every day being killed by one specific cancer.

The money raised will be used to fund lifesaving research and will help to support the men that are affected by prostate cancer as well as their families.

When asked about his challenge, Liam said: "Last summer, I started getting into running because I wanted to get fitter and I thought that it was a good time to begin. 

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"Over the last six months, I've slowly built myself up when running and at the end of December, I came across the fundraiser for Prostate Cancer UK. 

"I decided to combine my new-found passion and a good cause, signing up along with thousands of other people to make my running that little bit more worthwhile.

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"Thankfully, I don't know anybody that has been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer but for thousands of people across the country, that won't be the case.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has already donated and I look forward to completing the challenge."

You can donate to Liam's fundraiser by heading to http://bit.ly/LiamDruryRun 

You can sign up to run 26.2 miles in a month while raising for Prostate Cancer UK by going to runthemonthme.prostatecanceruk.org.

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