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Running to beat brain cancer

Posted on January 31 2019 at 10:45:49

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Alvechurch resident Jonathan Oseland is getting ready to run this year’s London Marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Jonathan chose the charity because a friend of his, Katie Smith, is currently battling a brain tumour.

He hopes to raise the required minimum of £3,000 to help combat the disease, which kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet only receives one per cent of the funding of the national spend on cancer research.

“I’ve taken part in “Tough Guy” races for charity and I ran the Birmingham half-marathon in 2016, but a full marathon’s going to be a bit different,” says Jonathan. “I’m doing as much training as I can, although at this time of year a lot of it has to take place in the dark!”

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonathan-oseland1, and read Katie’s story at http://www.babiesbooksandbraintumours.wordpress.com

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