A YOUNG man who took up running to get fit after shoulder surgery will take on the Brighton Marathon in aid of charity.
Andy Kemp has been running since he recovered from an operation a year ago which left him housebound for 12 weeks.
“I realised I’d developed a belly and that I urgently needed to start running.
“I found that my head was clearer and I quickly got addicted to it - now I get runner’s euphoria whenever I’m out.”
The money he raises by completing the 26.2 mile feat on April 10 will go to the Berkhamsted-based Hospice of St Francis.
Andy said: “My friends and family think I’m mad - but they’re fully supportive.”
He decided to support the good cause after seeing the wonderful care the hospice gave to a colleague’s father.
To sponsor Andy visit www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Kemp0
The hospice still has places available for people to run the marathon to raise much needed funds.
To find out more visit www.stfrancis.org.uk, call 01442 869555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for registration is this Friday.