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Running the London Marathon for Maggie's

14 Feb 2020

Brian Hopla from the Information Governance Office is running the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for Maggie's Centres

Brian Hopla

Brian says: "My wife lost her cousin a few years ago to breast cancer.  As in many cases, she was gone too soon and left a young family behind.  In 2018, my wife's mother was diagnosed and fortunately she made a full recovery.  It was a hell of a year but Maggie's in Manchester were amazing; not only for my mother-in-law, but also for my wife and her sister who both helped her through her treatment at The Christie. 

"Both my wife and her sister are subsequently soon to undergo extensive preventative surgery to reduce their increased risk of developing breast cancer.

"I've never done as much for charity as I probably could or should have, and this is such a worthy cause.  You never realise just how worthy until you are directly affected.

"I'm running for the first time in the Virgin London Marathon 2020, and I'm privileged to be doing it for Maggie's - I hope you can spare a little to help me reach my goal of £3000.

"Thanks a million."

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