Willingham man running 2019 London Marathon in aid of 14-year-old Louis born with rare metabolic disease
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A Willingham man will be running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of the Metabolic Support UK charity.
Matt Simmons will face the 26-mile capital dash after he read about the story of 14-year-old Louis who was born with a rare metabolic disease.
The 25-year-old personal trainer from Cambridgeshire has been training around the guided busway in Cambridge city in preparation for the race.
He said: “I have decided to run for Metabolic Support UK to support a charity who have supported Louis, a brave little boy who was born with a rare metabolic disease.
“He has just had a liver transplant, after living with his disease for 13 years. Through his 13 years living with his disease Metabolic support has provided support to Louis and his family.”
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Having run the Brighton Marathon in 2018, Matt hopes to better his previous time and raise money for “the boy that truly deserves it”.
To donate, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MattSimmons6
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