19.04.12: Ben Hawkins, one of South Central Cornwall’s master baker brothers, Da Bara, will be running the London marathon this Sunday for the charity, Children with Cancer UK.
Ben told Roseland Online, “I have never been much of a sporty person but started running with Ozzie [my dog] one day and just kept running all the way home. I felt great and thought I must try it again. I found that running was really helping me to de-stress and, so I decided to try and use my first ever marathon to do something for charity.
Children with Cancer UK is Britain’s leading charity dedicated to the conquest of this devastating disease. Not only do they fund ground-breaking research into the development of more effective, yet kinder treatments, but they have a worldwide programme of research investigating the underlying causes of the disease.
Ben continued, “I know more than one family who have been touched by this horrid disease in 2011 and it’s the worst, most unfair thing that can happen to a child. So it’s my mission to raise as much as I can on 22nd April, and when I have proved to myself that I can do it, who knows what next… besides a few beers and a week off running!”
You can donate to Ben’s cause by visiting his fundraising site by clicking here, and all at Roseland Online wish him well in his weekend challenge!