Marathon effort

Local law student Alex Clayton is running next month's London Marathon for cancer charity Myeloma UK. There is currently no cure for this form of blood cancer, but treatment can halt the progress of the disease and improve quality of life.

Law student Alex Clayton is running the London Marathon for cancer charity Myeloma UK.

There is currently no cure for this form of blood cancer, but treatment can halt the progress of the disease and improve quality of life.

'It is a complex illness and very individual to each patient. Having a close family member with this cancer makes for a very special cause in raising awareness for Myeloma UK and the support and information they bring to families,' explained Alex, 19, of Deopham.

'This charity has no government funding and relies solely on donations and fundraising,' he added.

He has set a target of �1,500 which is being boosted by fundraising events organised by his mum, Mary.

The next is a coffee morning at their home, Ana Failte, The Green, Deopham, from 10am-noon on Saturday April 4. Tickets cost �2.

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Online donations can be made Alex' fundraising webpage at Justgiving.com, or call 01953 851795 for more information.