Simon Lyddon, one of the vets at Archenfield
Surgery, Ross-on-Wye is taking on another challenge
for the charity Winston's Wish next Sunday, 26th April by
running the Flora London Marathon.
would like to thank everyone for their generous donations
to the fund-raising for the Three Peaks Challenge last August.
He and his brother-in-law raised a massive £5500 for Winston's
Wish and completed the challenge in 23 hours 35 minutes.
kindly (he thinks!) Winston's Wish have given him one of
their places for the 2009 London Marathon. This will be
his first marathon. The training has been going well and
he has covered just over 500 miles since the New Year! All
being well he is targeting a completion time of 3 hours
years ago, Simon's sister Emma lost her husband Jason to
illness and it has been her strength for her children Harry
and Rosie, that has given Simon the drive, determination
and inspiration to take on these challenges.
30 minutes a child in the UK is bereaved of a parent. Winston's
Wish supports children following the expected or sudden
death of their mother, father, brother or sister. Recognized
as a leading authority on the provision of child bereavement
services across the UK, it is also the largest provider
of bereavement services for children in Europe.
donate to Winston's Wish or to sponsor Simon, please visit
www.justgiving.com/lyddonmarathon, follow the link at www.archenfieldvets.co.uk
or pop into the Surgery!
personal note from Simon: 'Please donate as much as you
can for this fantastic charity. THANK YOU! XXX.'