Charity Champion and Swansea resident, 27 year old, Lloyd Bevan is fundraising for our headline charity partner, Cancer Research UK at this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon on June 24th. Lloyd has decided to take on the 13.1 mile challenge following his family’s experience of cancer, in memory of his Dad, Nan and in celebration of his Mum’s battle.
“I personally want to run the JCP Swansea Half in memory of some precious family. This race will be for my nan, who passed away from cancer and for my dad, who was terminally ill with cancer at the same time. Dad had suffered a stroke and it was whilst he was in hospital recovering that they found he had lung cancer. Unfortunately, the cancer had already spread and he passed away recently. I want to run to make him proud and help others who will go through the same difficult experience as my family. I’ll also be running in celebration of my mum, who had skin cancer a few years ago and made a full recovery.
I’ve donated to Cancer Research UK before, but I’ve never taken on a challenge like this! I’m not physically fit, so it’s a real personal challenge to train hard to make sure I finish the race. I’m enjoying it, although I will be very emotional and happy to cross the line and prove a few supportive doubters wrong!
I’ve chosen to run for Cancer Research UK because cancer has affected myself and my family so much. I think the more we talk about cancer, raise awareness of it and fundraise, the more we can support other families who have had to deal with cancer. Having lost both my nan and dad to this awful disease, me running a few miles and raising awareness and funds to support the charity is something I’m more than willing to do.”
Lloyd has already exceeded his fundraising target as he continues his training ready for Race Day.
If like Lloyd, you would like to be a CHARITY CHAMPION and help Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner. Join their team in the JCP Swansea Half here.
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The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a road race that is flat, fast on a course that is perfect for beginners, and first time half marathon runners. Headline charity places are available via our website for Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
The race has recently been recognised as being the “Best Half Marathon” in the UK for the second consecutive year and runners can expect a fully marshalled course on closed roads, bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment and a goody bag for all finishers.
Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #Run5wansea on Twitter and @swanseahalfmarathon on Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.