Nigel Maeer, a 32-year-old service engineer from Sidmouth, UK has raised £500 after running a half marathon in aid of Matt Rackley, a young father with a brain tumor who is preparing to make a life-changing trip to America.
Nigel ran the Torbay Half Marathon at the end of June in the first of three charity ventures for Matt. Nigel worked with Matt before he knew of his condition and decided to fundraise for him as soon as his illness was revealed.
Nigel is hoping to raise as much as he can to add to the £120,000 needed to pay for Matt’s trip and treatment, who needs to go to the States to undergo pioneering treatment known as ‘brain proton therapy’, a procedure that will not be introduced in the UK until 2017.
For more information on Matt and his fundraising efforts, visit his online page: www.justgiving.com/mattsfunding
- Source : http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/first_of_three_races_complete_for_marathon_mad_nigel_1_3679144