16th May 2017
Josh taking on marathon challenge to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
A UCFB student will run six half marathons in as many days this summer as part of his fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Josh Arnold, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at the UCFB Etihad Campus, will take on the challenge of running 13 miles per day by running between numerous football clubs, before finishing with a traditional 26-mile marathon between Portsmouth and Southampton.
His efforts are particularly poignant for Josh and his family, with his mum currently undergoing treatment for the disease for a second time. Josh’s mum was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and after a year in remission was told it had returned.
Josh has already completed one marathon this year, and is getting ready for an exhausting but worthwhile summer. He’s already raised over £1,000 for the charity.
He said: “We are all aware of the impact that cancer charities have on so many lives, and I am certain that we all know somebody who has been affected. My aim is to complete running challenges throughout this year to raise awareness, as well as funds, for Macmillan.
“I have been extremely lucky with the support that I’ve received for every fundraising page that I have set up and every physical challenge that I have completed. I will never take this for granted. Please do whatever you can to help me out again and together, I do believe that we will make a difference.”
Good luck, Josh!