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HEROIC EFFORT: Abbots Langley resident running marathon for unwell mother

 Published on: 21st May 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley resident is set to take on the London Marathon for a charity which deals with a disease an illness his mother suffers from.

Mark Cooper, who says he hasn’t run frequently since he completed the Watford Half Marathon 25 years ago, is taking on the marathon on October 3 to support the Macular Society, which funds research and offers support to beat the isolation of macular disease.

Mark, who recently held an online disco event to raise money, is halfway towards his fundraising goal of £2,000.

He said: “My Mum has macular degeneration and I want to do something amazing to support the Macular Society and therefore her and others who may use their service.

“Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. Macular disease is cruel and isolating. 

“It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love.

“There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good: we must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.”

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