Daniel runs 100 miles in honour of brave grandad

Marathon men: Andrew Myers, Daniel Thackeray, Andrew Thackeray.

Marathon men: Andrew Myers, Daniel Thackeray, Andrew Thackeray.

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A SHEFFIELD man whose grandad is battling bowel cancer is running more than 100 miles to fund research.

Daniel Thackeray will set out from Weston Park Hospital in the city on July 30.

The 23-year-old is planning to run a marathon a day to end up at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan in North Wales - a journey of 106 miles.

He hopes to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK through sponsorship and donations.

Daniel, of Rushdale Road, Meersbrook, said: “I am really looking forward to this great challenge, it’s for a great cause.

“I’m running the first three marathons solo, then being joined by my brother-in-law Andrew Myers and my nephew Andrew Thackeray for the fourth and final marathon.

“For the final three miles I will be joined by other family members and friends.

“I have lost close friends and family members to cancer so I know how devastating this disease can be and the effect it has on people close by.”

Daniel has been training hard for the challenge, in honour of his grandad Brian Roberts, 75, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007.

Daniel, who thanked his partner Amie Eden for helping to organise the run, added: “I decided I would like to do something that would be remembered, in honour of my grandad and also in memory of all those family and friends that have sadly passed away from this terrible illness.

“As he refuses to give up, his strength and courage has inspired me deeply, to raise money to support the charity’s life saving research.”

n To sponsor Daniel visit www.justgiving.com/daniel-thackeray1988 or text HFCR88, followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070 for free.