Royston man to run Manchester Marathon after double transplant to raise hospice funds in Graham's memory

PUBLISHED: 17:04 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:04 08 April 2016

Andy Hawkes is running the Manchester Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

Andy Hawkes is running the Manchester Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

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A Royston man who's had a double transplant will be running his first marathon on Sunday in memory of a friend.

Andy Hawkes will be taking on the Manchester Marathon to raise money for Garden House Hospice, where his friend Graham Harvey was cared for prior to his death.

“I’ve always wanted to run a marathon but since having a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant it’s become a bit more of a challenge,” said Andy.

“So I thought why not raise some money in memory of a great man, Graham Harvey, and help Garden House Hospice in Letchworth who cared for him so well.”

To help Andy reach his fundraising target for the 26.2-mile challenge visit www.justgiving.com/AndyH1975.

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