Friends tackling coast to Malton marathon challenge for epilepsy cause
Two friends are taking on a marathon challenge across the Wolds to raise funds for the Young Epilepsy charity
Adam Simpson and his friend Rev Joe Kinsella are running a marathon between the Yorkshire Coast and Malton on Saturday, September 12, completing a tough route over the Wolds.
Mr Simpson decided to tackle the 26-mile route after the Great North Run was cancelled.
The finishing line will be at the Malton and Norton RUFC club where a BBQ will take place to celebrate Adam and Joe’s achievement and raise further cash for the cause.
A raffle will be drawn at the rugby club on the day with some outstanding prizes donated by various businesses across the region.
Mr Simpson said: “In March, my seven year old daughter Ashleigh was diagnosed with Epilepsy.
“This was an extremely worrying time for us as a family.
“I decided to do something for the Young Epilepsy charity to help support children like my daughter and for the families whose children are also affected.
“The support Joe has offered has been truly overwhelming, but it doesn’t stop there.
“My colleague and friend Tommy Leach is going to cycle the route with us, offering support, and we also have a group of volunteers who are going to park up along the route to distribute refreshments.
“I was offered even more help from my employer, Swinton Technology and also Wolds Way Lavender.
“I would like to thank everyone that has supported us.”
○ Email [email protected] or call 07803 571765 to buy raffle tickets.
○ Visit tinyurl.com/y5xl27jq to donate to the Young Epilepsy cause via a JustGiving page.
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