Posted 12 March 2003A CHILDREN’S LEUKAEMIA charity is to benefit next month, when a student from Harper Adams University College tackles the London Marathon.
Jack Tavernor, 21, from Norton-in-Hales, near Market Drayton, will take part in the London Marathon when it takes place on Sunday, April 13, 2003.
Jack, a student in the final year of the Rural Enterprise And Land Management (REALM) degree at Harper Adams, near Newport, will be running to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Leukaemia is a rare cancer of the body’s white blood cells affecting fewer than five people in every 100,000. Different forms of Leukaemia mainly affect either children or adults and the Anthony Nolan Trust supports children and young adults affected by the disease.
Jack said: “I have never run a marathon before but if I don’t do it now, I never will!”
He plays rugby for Market Drayton and sees the marathon as an ideal component of his training as he builds his fitness in readiness for another charity event later this year.
Before graduation, Jack intends to take part in the Harper Expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This takes place in July and will raise money to support a charity providing financial and educational help to farmers involved in a regeneration project around Lake Boringo.