Alun Cairns MP is fundraising for Parkinson's UK and Calon Hearts in his tenth London Marathon, taking place on Sunday 2nd October.
The Vale MP is running for Parkinson's UK in support of a close colleague currently managing the challenges of life with Parkinson's.
While Calon Hearts, a Welsh-based charity, provide life-saving equipment and training across local communities. They have installed a number of defibrillators locally that have saved lives. Sadly, not everyone suffering a heart attack has had access to the latest technology and I know a lot of people who would have been saved if a defibrillator was available close by. Tragically, the Vale of Glamorgan lost 44-year-old Masqood Anwar from a heart attack, while playing cricket last year.
Alun Cairns MP commented "I want to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities, the work they and other charities do is tremendous, thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses comitted to giving back to our communities."
"I consider sore legs and a bit of ache a small price to run for charities like Parkinson's UK and Calon Hearts. Hitting a milestone, with this being my 10th, I'm not sure how much longer my legs can take!"
To date, Alun has raised over £70,000 for local charities such as: Atal y Fro (Vale Women's Aid), Ty Hapus, Guide Dogs Cymru, Dementia Revolution, Marie Curie, NSPCC Wales, Heads Together, Breast Cancer Now, the Brain Tumour Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and Age Connect.
Donations to either of these charities can be made via the JustGiving pages below:
I appreciate that many calls are made in favour of worthwhile causes, all donations mean a lot! Thank you!