A greenkeeper is taking on a 30-mile run to raise money for the fight against cancer.
Simon Dexter has spent four months training for the Ultimate Relay Challenge, which he will tackle tomorrow in aid of Cancer Research UK.
He will set off from The White Lion in his home village of Colsterworth and run through South Witham, Market Overton, Ashwell, Whissendine, Wymondham and Sewstern before returning to the start.
The 26-year-old said: “I have put my body through a lot of stress with the extreme training, but it drives me on knowing that there are people in the UK suffering and knowing that they have possibly just days to live.
“It really saddens me that most of these people have families and they will not be here to watch their loved ones grow up. It’s heart breaking.”
Simon, who works at the famous St Andrew’s Golf Club, lost his aunt to cancer and has seen the impact the disease has on patients and families.
He said: “I have so many close friends and family who have suffered with this awful disease. Not only does the person with the cancer have to cope, it’s a vicious ripple that doesn’t stop. It devastates so many people’s lives.
“Any money I can raise will be going to Cancer Research UK to provide equipment and technology to help fight this disease.”
Simon has set himself a fundraising target of £500.
Sponsorship forms are available at The White Lion in Colsterworth or donations can be made on-line at www.justgiving.com/Simon-Dexter2013