Steve Coward, a funeral director at Ford Mears & Partners in Knaphill, Surrey, will be running the Farham Pilgrim Marathon on 16 September to raise money for Shooting Star Chase Hospice.
Steve chose Chase after family friends lost their nine-year-old son Matthias just before Christmas, following an 18-month battle with cancer.
“Matthias and his family were looked after and supported at Chase Hospice in Guildford, which is why I’m running the brutal course of the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon, to raise money in his memory and to help support Chase and all the fantastic work they do,” said Steve.
Farnham Pilgrim is based at the Sands Village, near Farnham. The marathon route is mainly off-road, using the footpaths and country lanes east of Farnham, including parts of the Pilgrims’ Way and the North Downs Way.
To donate to Steve’s cause, please visit www.justgiving.com/stevecoward or text SMCO76 to 70070 with the amount you would like to give.