Will to run London Marathon to raise money for LHNT

Another LHNT supporter – Will Allan – is very kindly running the London Marathon to raise funds for us.

In fact Will’s brother Ed did the same thing last year!

Lawrence Home Nursing had the privilege of nursing Will’s father Philip in 2021.

Please support Will by donating on his JustGiving page here.

Here is Will’s story in his own words

Where do I begin……

My Dad was my hero like most Dads are and 25 years ago I decided to run the London Marathon. I was only just eligible and was one of the youngest runners that day. I was 18 and 1 month to the day and in the build up and training for that day was my Dad. I feel he and my mum were  my cheerleaders and I was desperate to make them both proud. I wasn’t good at school and I had my struggles, but this I knew I could do this. Something no one in my family had done, nor anyone at my school, I would be the first! He would come out on his bike on my long training runs and support me with an energy drink and keep me going. I love those memories. On the day I ended up finishing in 4.06 hours and I could see how proud he was of me when I finished, this was and is one of my most cherished memories of my life.

I had always said that the London Marathon was unfinished business as the time was not what I had hoped for. This time I’m a little older, a little heavier, and a little more comfortable that I’m going to struggle to beat that time. But the reason for doing this and supporting the Lawrence Home Nursing Team is to remember my Dad and thank the nurses who looked after him so well in the last few days of his life. I cannot express the gratitude enough that I have for them and the support they gave us as a family.

This will be for him, his memory and LHNT.

Love you Pa x

Please support Will by donating on his JustGiving page here.