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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Londoner of the Day goes a Wandsworth man bidding to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity helping his father live with Leukaemia.
Calum Forbes, 25, is just glad that his father Hamish is still alive today, after being struck down in 2004 by Chronic Eisinophilic Leukaemia – a very rare form of the disease.
Doctors gave Hamish just weeks to live, but pioneering treatment means Calum and brother Andrew still have their father with them, today.
Explaining his reasons for running in aid of Leukaemia CARE, Calum said: “The year 2012 marks the eight-year anniversary of my father’s diagnosis and the London Marathon would be the perfect commemoration.”
A keen sportsman, Calum looks set to be in a great position to record a competitive time and raise vital funds for Leukaemia CARE.
Calum won his local golf championship, became tennis champion for the North East of Scotland and also played football for the Scottish University.
But completing the 26.2 mile-long run would be an extra special achievement, he admitted.
“Running the London Marathon would mean more than any of this to me because Leukaemia CARE is so close to my mine and my fathers heart.”
At present, the total raised stands at £2,000.
Leukaemia CARE is charity helping people with the blood and lymphatic cancer charity in all aspects of their lives.
To support Calum’s fundraising bid, visit: www.justgiving.com/Calum-Forbes.
For information about Leukaemia CARE, visit leukaemiacare.org.uk