A determined runner is targeting more fundraising success after signing up for his second half-marathon.
Matthew Stokes, from Huntingdon, is taking part in the Cambridge event to show his support for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Mum Catherine volunteers in the charity’s St Ives shop.
Matthew completed his first half-marathon at the Great Eastern Run, in Peterborough, in November.
“I’m looking forward to it and being in a position to raise money for charity is the icing on the cake,” said the 32-year-old.
“Hopefully it makes a difference.
“I got into running for my mental health and wellbeing and my first half-marathon was for the charity MANUP?
“I felt so proud when I completed it that I couldn’t wait to run my next one.
“EACH was the obvious charity to support as my mum is both a retail and events volunteer. She’s also going to be helping on the day as one of the marshals.
“Mum has a friend who lost her grandchild to Batten Disease, so she felt she wanted to give something back for what EACH did.”
The Cambridge Half-Marathon is being held on 3rd March.
Matthew, a pump engineer at Anglo Pumps Bedford, is pictured with mum Catherine outside the EACH shop in Foundry Walk, St Ives.
To show your support and sponsor him, head here.
To find out more about volunteering for EACH in St Ives, pop into the shop for a chat, email manager Gill Partridge via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01480 270999.