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Metafin boss goes the extra mile for Cure Lukaemia
Cure Leukaemia fundraiser Paul Bundy is clocking up more than 50 miles for the charity this year in memory of former colleague Tony De Grey.
Paul Bundy, who is the Managing Director of West Midlands company Metafin, has already ran the Staffordshire half marathon in March and is now preparing to put on his running shoes for the Edinburgh marathon on 26th May and the BUPA Great Birmingham Run on 20th October.
Paul’s former colleague, Tony De Grey, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in January 2012 and sadly lost his battle with the disease on Friday 5th April 2013.
By running a total of 52.4 miles, Paul hopes he can raise £2,500 for the Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia, which supports blood cancer patients in the West Midlands.
Speaking of his challenge, Paul said:
“Finding out Tony had leukaemia was a terrible shock and his passing was even more heart-breaking. I always knew I wanted to do something to help and while three runs in one year is a big commitment, I’m up for the challenge. I hope that from doing this I can raise vital funds for Cure Leukaemia to help save more lives.”
James McLaughlin, CEO of Cure Leukaemia, said:
“We’re incredibly grateful to Paul for all his support this year and we’re looking forward to following his progress. Birmingham has been inspired by Tony’s story over the last 12 months and we hope that people will get behind Paul in his memory, as well as to help others like him who have been affected by the disease.”
Follow Paul’s progress on Twitter at @paul_bundy or donate to his JustGiving Page at www.justgiving.com/Paul-Bundy1