AN Incredible £1,500, and rising, has been achieved by a Llanfair Caereinion man who ran the Edinburgh Marathon to raise as much money as possible for the cancer charity that helped his son.

Jeremy Lewis, from Llanfair, said: "I ran the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon for the Teenage Cancer Trust in order to raise as much money as possible.

"My son Will was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2008 which involved lots of trips to the hospital and staying on the Oncology ward. On the ward they had an area supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

"This was the teen ward which had a place for the young people to chill out in between the times they were receiving their medical care.

"They could watch movies, play pool and spend some time with a support worker or relax in the quiet.

"There was also a place for parents to make a drink and have a chat.

"This really helped my son Will pass the time on the ward.

"I want to support the Teenage Cancer Trust so they can continue their support for young people who suffer with cancer.

"They are a fantastic charity and I would be so grateful if you could take the time to sponsor me to help the cause and leave a message to motivate me in my training and the run!

"I want to thank everyone for all their support."

He has raised an incredible £1,500 and counting. This is a combined effort between his just giving page and sponsorship forms left in the local community and coming home with an official time of 3 hours 27 minutes!

To raise money alongside his page and forms he also made a "guess my time" competition where people could make a guess if they made a donation (big or small), with Olive Williams getting the closest with 3 hours 20 minutes.

The Kings Head at Guilsfield organised a lot of fundraising events to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

You can still make a donation to Jeremy's fundraiser at

Jeremy Lewis is pictured with his mum, Jeanette Lewis, and sister, Sara Griffiths, from the Kings Head, Guilsfield.

Picture: Phil Blagg (PB279-2)