Marathon run will raise cash for good cause

A teacher has taken part in the Paris Marathon to raise money for the charity that is supporting his brother-in-law.

Ron Hinshaw, 47, took part in the event on to raise money for Dimbleby Cancer Care, which gives practical and psychological support to people living with cancer and to their families and carers.

Ron, who is deputy headteacher at Bedlingtonshire Community High School, said: “I am raising money as a thank you for the support my brother-in-law has received from Dimbleby Cancer Care whilst being treated for prostate cancer at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

“He is the kindest, quietest and most gentle of men and is much loved by all of us.

“The support he has received from the charity has been invaluable and given him, his wife, and the family much comfort.

“I wanted to be able to do something positive from my run and this was the obvious charity to support.

“His treatment is ongoing and there are positive signs of improvement.

Ron has raised £800 so far and will split the amount with £600 donated to Dimbleby Cancer Care and the remaining £200 going towards Prostate Cancer Care.