Charles Reynolds-Talbot, 35, from Leeds, is planning to run the Virgin Money London Marathon in April this year in celebration of Charles’ son Hamish who was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2017.
Charles is lucky to be a match and able to donate one of his kidneys to Hamish, 4, later this year so that he has the best chance and quality of life as he grows through childhood.
Charles comments: “I am running the London Marathon in 2019 before I donate one of my kidneys to Hamish. I want to do this to raise awareness as well as support for Kidney Care UK who help hundreds of patients just like Hamish cope with the challenges of facing a life with kidney disease.”
Robert Hope, Head of Fundraising at Kidney Care UK, adds: “As a charity we receive no government funding so we rely on the kind generosity of supporters like Charles. It’s inspiring to see that Charles is not only willing to run 26.2 miles but also donate one of his kidneys to his son. We’ll be there supporting Charles, Hamish and their whole family every single step of the way.”
Charles hopes to raise £4,000 for Kidney Care UK. You can sponsor him on his JustGiving page.