A man from Long Melford is taking part in a half marathon to raise money for charity after his friends lost their baby during pregnancy.
On March 20, Simon Hoskin will be running the Vitality London Half Marathon on behalf of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death (Sands).
“This charity is very close to my heart due to my close friends sadly losing their baby boy during pregnancy,” said Mr Hoskin.
“The after-care they received from this charity was outstanding and I want to show my appreciation.”
On his Justgiving website Mr Hoskin wrote: “If you could, donate and share my page so I can raise as much as possible to help them help parents after their loss and to raise awareness of what I personally think is an amazing cause.”
Mr Hoskin hopes to raise £2,000 from the challenge and has so far collected £790 on his online fundraising page.
He is also holding a charity raffle at The Victory Inn, The Green, Wickham St Paul on February 6, to raise extra funds, saying there were some “great prizes up for grabs”.
To get in shape for the race he is training hard.
“I’m following a strict training program of running three times a week and attending the gym also to ensure I am at my peak in readiness for my run,” he said.
“I’m hoping to complete the run in under two hours.”
To sponsor Mr Hoskin and for more information visit www.justgiving.com/simon-hoskin1.
You can also donate by texting SHGB53 £5 to 70070.
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