First aider thanks Crewe college support after marathon fundraiser

Crewe Guardian: John Leese, centre, with sons David, left, and Thomas, thanked South Cheshire College pupils and staff for their sponsorship support John Leese, centre, with sons David, left, and Thomas, thanked South Cheshire College pupils and staff for their sponsorship support

SOUTH Cheshire College employee, John Leese, completed the Chester Half Marathon to generate hundreds of pounds for the hospital that helped his son’s cancer battle.

The first aid trainer completed the 13 mile race with sons David and Thomas in a time of two hours, 38 minutes, raising more than £300 for The Christie Centre in Manchester.

David was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and has undergone treatment at The Christie - the largest cancer centre in Europe.

John was inspired by the organisation’s work and David’s courage in battling against the illness.

John said: “I was pleased to be able to do something to raise money for The Christie Centre which has done so much for David.

“A centre like that really opens your eyes to the amazing work that goes on and I’m very grateful to everyone at South Cheshire College who has supported me again with their generous donations.”

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