Chris Chivers is running the Bath Half Marathon 2015 in memory of John Dean, who co-ordinated traffic at many Nunney Street Fayres.
John Dean died in November after an incredibly valiant battle with cancer. As well as Nunney Street Market and Fayre and the Nunney International Horse Trials he co-ordinated road closures and traffic for countless markets, carnivals and other events in the region for years – after after he became very ill.
Chris Chivers says, “After his passing I decided to approach Sandra, her daughters Mel & Abbie, as well as the rest of their family to offer to run the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support, and it was an offer that was most welcomed by them all.”
“Through my many visits to the hospital and later the hospice with his granddaughter Bexs, I saw first hand the support offered by these charities. I can honestly say it really does make an awfully painful and traumatic period that little bit easier for both the patient and their families and friends.”
“John was an incredibly respected man, who’s grit and determination in the face of a horrific illness was and will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him.”
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. The charity provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushes for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer.
Chris will run the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 1 March. He has set up a fundraising page on the Just Giving website.
Chris says, “Donating through Just Giving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Just Giving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.”
You can donate any amount and every penny is guaranteed to go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
You can also follow Chris and his progress on his Twitter account twitter.com/chrischivers11.