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Barnsley Trio Set For Paris Marathon

Wednesday January 22 2014


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THREE Barnsley men are all set for the Paris Marathon in April - and they're running to raise money for youngsters with cancer.

Pogmoor trio Jonathan Scattergood, Joe Rippon and Paul Youle, all 26, are ready for the 26.2-mile run in the French capital after a rigorous training regime.

All three have done work for Children with Cancer UK before, but they're set to raise even more for the charity which has raised over £150m to help young cancer sufferers.

Jonathan said: "I'm sure everyone will agree that no one should have to go through the turmoil cancer brings, let alone a child.

"Children with Cancer UK works to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.

"They also support children and families going through the unfortunate circumstances the disease can bring.

"We've done a half marathon before but this is by far the hardest challenge we've taken on."

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Reply Posted by Julie on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 14:34
Brilliant lads, good on you, how do I sponsor??

Reply Posted by Hannah on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 14:37
If you click on the link at the bottom of the article Julie it goes to their fundraising page, bit confusing lol. Iv just put em a fiver down, great challenge and a worthy cause!

Reply Posted by Michelle Guest on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 15:41
This is fantastic lads, good luck to you all! I really hope people get behind you and donate to this, it is such a worthy cause, I'm donating now...! :) GOOD LUCK!

Reply Posted by Trev on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 15:42
Good luck to the 3 of you. We need more generous people like you in the world. I will certainly make a donation.

Reply Posted by Big Sister on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 15:59
So proud of you. Please sponsor them even the smallest amount will help :-) xx

Reply Posted by Kay on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 16:27
Good Luck to you all xx

Reply Posted by steven on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 17:11
take my hats off to these lads. Wish I had the motivation and time to do something like this. All the best lads

Reply Posted by big better looking brother youle on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 18:20
Nice one lads very proud of you all