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Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in 2014, Awareness, Fund-raising event

Jamie’s marathon effort for @CRY_UK

CRY Jamie Gavin

Jamie Gavin

Jamie Gavin, another of our former BBC Colleagues, is taking part in the Greater Manchester marathon to raise money for Tom’s Fund – giving us two runners in the same event!

It will be a first marathon for Jamie, who works in BBC Sport, and he said: “It really is a privilege to be able to do something to help in whatever small way, and to run for Tom, and it will genuinely spur me on the whole way round.

“Hopefully whatever I raise will mean a few more people can benefit from free heart testing and by raising awareness for CRY perhaps even save a life.”

Jamie said that his training had been tough on his knees but the last few weeks of his programme had been the best so he was hoping all would go well on the day.

He added: “”Claire has been such a massive inspiration to me and hundreds of other young journalists and to run in memory of her son Tom – and to raise money and awareness for CRY – will help me through all 26.2 miles.”

Claire said: “I am sure Jamie is going to succeed as he is a very determined person. When he learnt he had a BBC interview he flew back from his trip of a lifetime to Australia where he was watching the Ashes. Luckily he got the job!  We wish him lots of luck.”

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