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Fundraiser of the week - Leigh Hovey

April 01, 2016

Our fundraiser of the week is Leigh Hovey, who is running the Virgin London Marathon for us.

Leigh decided to support us by raising money through running the London Marathon after his wife Laura was diagnosed with M.E. last Easter.

"As someone who has always had so much energy, vitality and enthusiasm for everything, it’s heartbreaking to see her largely bed-ridden with such limited ability to perform even the most basic of tasks", he said.

"I ran the London 10k in 2015 for Action for M.E. which was my first ever event of this type. Having never been an athletic type! I put together a team for the run and we raised over £1100 for the charity and also raised considerable awareness.

"By entering the marathon I am confident that we can raise even more significant funding and heighten awareness even further."

You can support Leigh via his JustGiving page.