Jonathan Barker

Jonathan Barker

People living with cancer will be among those to benefit following an inspiring act of charity from a 50-year-old Essex man, whose family members have battled the disease on three separate occasions.

Jonathan Barker is looking to raise £2,000 through London Marathon fundraising for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

“In the past I have run for cancer charities as it seems to affect everybody in my family at some point.”

“My mum and auntie died of it, while my brother has terminal cancer.”

“There isn’t a day that goes past when cancer is not a part of the conversation.”

“Leonard Cheshire offers practical real time help and I couldn’t think of a more honest and well-meaning charity to run for.”

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.

Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

IT consultant Jonathan, who is from Sheffield originally, will be among 38,000 runners taking on the London Marathon on Sunday  24 April.