Graham's marathon effort for St Luke's Hospice

Northwich Guardian: Graham Evans MP gets ready for the marathon cheered on by Diane Eeley, from St Luke’s Hospice, and his wife Cheryl. Graham Evans MP gets ready for the marathon cheered on by Diane Eeley, from St Luke’s Hospice, and his wife Cheryl.

A NORTHWICH MP is in training to take on the London Marathon for a mid Cheshire charity.

Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans will run the gruelling 26.2-mile Virgin Money London Marathon on April 13 to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Mr Evans said: “I’m delighted to be running the London Marathon for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

“Its work in the community is invaluable, but needs supporting wherever possible so I would encourage anyone who has a bit of loose change in their pockets to donate to the charity.

“I’m certainly looking forward to the event, and hope to beat my personal best time.

“Last year I completed the run in four hours 49 minutes, just three minutes slower than in 2012 so I am keen to beat my record this year, especially as this is the first marathon I will be tackling in my fifties.”

Claire Langston, director of income generation at St Luke’s, said: “We’re incredibly grateful that Mr Evans has chosen to support St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice as more than £7,500 a day is needed for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice to open its doors and the majority of that money is found through donations.

“We know how gruelling a marathon can be, and the team at St Luke’s will certainly be cheering him on.”

To sponsor Mr Evans visit justgiving.com/Graham-Evans-MP5.

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