Student to take on his first marathon
A YOUNGSTER who loves sport is set to take on the London Marathon '” his first one '” for Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
Tom Bagley, from Southsea, is 22 and has only had 12 weeks to train for the event — but is keen to take on the challenge.
Tom, who studies sports development and management at University of Portsmouth, said: ‘My girlfriend Molly’s sister was born in 1979 with a tumour in her liver.
Back then there was very little information and support available for families affected by childhood liver disease and Emily’s parents, Peter and Carol, helped set-up CLDF the following year.
‘I have been so inspired by Emily’s story and how her family were so strong in the worst of times, that I wanted to do something for this charity which works extremely hard to both raise awareness, and to help those families and their children who have to cope with a condition which is not well-known.’
Tom has so far raised £,1300, but wants to hit £2,000.
He added: ‘Training has been going well considering the snow and final year studies have been barriers, but this will just make it all the more rewarding in the end.’ Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-bagley1.