Boston runner Martin Tebbs inspires Marie Cure Cancer Care fundraiser
A CHARITY evening will take place in Boston next week to raise funds for Marie Cure Cancer Care to coincide with a local man’s charity run.
Martin Tebbs is running the Brighton Marathon on April 14 for the second year, to raise money for the charity which is close to his heart.
Martin lost his father, Malcolm, to cancer when he was just 11 years old and it was his inspiration that led Martin to undertake his own running challenges.
Martin said: “Once diagnosed my dad decided to cram as much into the last few years of his life as he could, and having always wanted to do a marathon, despite his illness, we trained together and managed to complete together the Seabank Marathon.
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“It's something I'm immensely proud of and something I will never forget.
“After this my dad’s health deteriorated and I remember the last few weeks of his life were spent in hospital, a shadow of his former self.
“This is partly why I have chosen to support Marie Curie, as they do amazing work for these brave, terminally ill people and their families, free of charge and in the comfort of their own home.”
To support Martin’s fundraising efforts, his wife Sally has organised a charity evening on March 2 at The Sportsman on Rosebery Avenue which owner, Michelle Willis has kindly given the use of free of charge.
Popular Boston band Bullet Tooth have agreed to play for the event and there will be a pub quiz from 7.30pm based on the board game, Trivial Pursuit. Entry is £5 per person and includes the quiz entry.
The evening will also feature a raffle with a variety of prizes donated by various local businesses including a mystery luxury weekend away, a full body massage, a round of golf, meal for two, full car valet and various gift vouchers.
Sally said: “Last year Martin ran for Hope For Children and has decided to put himself through the pain and hard work of such an intensive training schedule again and this time for a charity that means more to us and our family personally.
“To support Martin’s effort I have organised the charity event to raise funds to add to the pot for Marie Curie.
“It'll be a great night and I'm aiming to raise £500 from a combination of all the above activity.”
Sally would like to thank Johnsons Garden Centre, Oldrids Of Boston, SerendipiTEA, Serendipity Health & Beauty, The Mill Inn, Boston Bowl, Gatehouse Consultancy Ltd, Cropleys Suzuki, The Sack Store, Boston West Golf Club, Boston Golf Club, TK Maxx, Tesco and Westwood Lakes for their support as well as Dawson’s Butchers who have donated burgers and sausages for sale on the night.
Martin will take to the streets of Brighton for the marathon on April 14 and is hoping to beat last year’s time of three hours and 51 minutes. He is currently running an average of 40 miles per week as part of a strict training schedule.
Any local businesses who would like to donate to the evening or anyone wanting to make a donation can email email@example.com or send a text ‘TEBB79 £5’ to 70070, or visit www.justgiving.com/Martin-Tebbs