Ammanford Partner takes on running challenge for charity
Posted on 26th November 2019 at 15:06
Ammanford’s Ashmole & Co Partner, Laura Craddock, and her brother, Leighton Rees, are taking on their biggest running challenge next spring to help raise funds for a charity that is close to their family’s heart. Laura and Leighton are hoping to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by running the London Marathon.
Ammanford’s Ashmole & Co Partner, Laura Craddock, and her brother, Leighon Rees, are taking on their biggest running challenge next spring to help raise funds for a charity that is close to their family’s heart. Laura and Leighton are hoping to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by running the London Marathon.
Laura’s younger brother, Leighton, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2010 at the age of 23. He underwent 15 months of gruelling treatment including a stem cell transplant, which he received on the Teenage Cancer Trust ward in Cardiff Hospital. Nine years on and he has made a full recovery.
Laura Craddock said, “My family will always be indebted to the Teenage Cancer Trust for the life saving treatment my brother received. I would have been the last person you would say that could run a marathon a few years ago but I am now delighted to have been given the opportunity to take part in the London Marathon 2020 to help raise vital funds for this life saving charity.”
Lymphomas are the third most common type of childhood cancer, accounting for around 10% of cases – 160 children every year in the UK. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the slightly more common form, accounting for about 60% of lymphoma in children. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma affects all ages. The main type of treatment is chemotherapy.
Laura added, “My brother has never run further than 13 miles and has managed to get a place to run the London Marathon so we can do it together. Please dig deep for this amazing cause. I hope clients, friends and family will help us get to our target of £10,000 so we can help other families going through the suffering we did. If you see me out on a practise run around the streets of Ammanford and Llandybie your support would be fantastic.”
If you are able to make a donation to help Laura and Leighton reach their fundraising target, you can donate directly at the Ammanford Ashmole & Co office or donate via the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Laura-Craddock1
Ashmole & Co Chartered and Certified Accountants have been established since 1897 and are one of the largest accountancies and auditing practices in Wales, operating from twelve offices throughout south and west Wales including Swansea, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Abergavenny, Ammanford, Llandovery and Newcastle Emlyn.
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