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Running marathon for dad

Alex Bradley, 18, is running the Great North Run on September 7 to raise money for Diabetes UK and to make his father proud

Alex Bradley, 18, is running the Great North Run on September 7 to raise money for Diabetes UK and to make his father proud

A teenager whose father suffers from diabetes is running the Great North Run for charity.

Alex Bradley, 18, of Kershaw Crescent, Halifax, is competing in the 13.1-mile Newcastle half marathon, on September 7, to raise money for Diabetes UK - a charity close to his heart.

Alex’s father, Mike Bradley, was diagnosed with incurable Type 1 diabetes, 11-years-ago.

Lloyds Bank project manager Mike, 52, has an insulin pump attached to his body which releases insulin throughout the day.

Alex, a sixth-form student at North Halifax Grammar School, is following in his father’s footsteps who ran the Great North Run five times before being diagnosed with the unpreventable condition.

Alex said: “I would like to show my dad support by raising money for Diabetes UK, I know he will be very proud and the money raised will be put to very good use.”

Alex held a ‘dress down’ day at school and raised over £500.

Diabetes UK’s Yorkshire and the Humber fundraising manager, Katie Hall, said: “The money Alex raises will go a long way in continuing to support the 13,200 people diagnosed with diabetes in the Halifax region to help them avoid serious complications such as heart disease, stroke and amputation.”

Diabetes UK is the charity partner for the Bupa Great North Run Series in 2014;

To sponsor Alex visit justgiving.com/alex-bradley3

 

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