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Lee's marathon effort in memory of nephew
2:53pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
A Halesowen man is running the London marathon in memory of his nephew who was stillborn.
Lee Jones will tackle the 26-mile event next April to raise £2,500 for the charity Tommys which funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage and provides information to parents to be.
Lee’s nephew Harry Jones was stillborn last August to Lee’s brother Carl Jones and his wife Rachel.
The couple, who have three daughters, live in Halesowen.
Lee, aged 25, of Ashfield Grove, appealed for people to sponsor him.
He said: “I have never done a long distance run before, but I wanted to do something big to make people aware of Tommys and the good work it does.”
Lee said Harry was stillborn two months before his due date because of complications.
Local gym Fitness UK is supporting Lee and has given him free membership for the duration of his training, which he has just started.
Lee, who works at Hasbury Chippy as well as for his brother’s firm which provides whiteboards to schools, is appealing for local businesses to support him and is planning to stage a fundraiser at Hasbury Conservative Club. He also appealed for donations of raffle prizes.
To sponsor Lee visit virginmoneygiving.com/lee.harryjones. To donate a raffle prize call Lee on 07795 073397.