Alex Hay’s Double Marathon Challenge

Alex Hay to run double marathon for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Two years ago, local legend and ex-Tranmere Rovers player Alex Hay completed the 41st London Marathon and raised almost £5,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. In just a few weeks’ time, Alex will be taking on the London Marathon once again, but will also be completing an additional 26 mile marathon the day before to raise even more for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

Starting at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Wirral, Alex will be taking on a mammoth challenge and will be concluding his Wirral Marathon at Prenton Park, before the home game begins.

Born at the Clatterbridge hospital in 1981, Alex grew up in Rock Ferry and was fortunate enough to be selected to play forward position professionally for Tranmere Rovers. Growing up in the area, like so many Alex has been touched by the care and support provided by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Just seven months ago, Alex’s dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has since undergone chemotherapy and is currently on a clinical trial to slow down his cancer and throughout his journey has remained positive. He says “Giving back to the area and the local community is something I look to do in any way I can, and this is a way I feel I can make a difference. It’s been a tough period for me, personally.

Treating cancer patients entails so many sacrifices by so many people. Dad’s attitude of “I am not dying of cancer, I am living with cancer”, is pushing me further and has inspired me to not only go again at the London Marathon, but to do more.”

Praising The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for its cancer treatments and for the support the staff offer to patients and families Alex understands the need for Clatterbridge to continue growing and developing throughout the area.

“Clatterbridge is one of the most respected cancer treatment centres in the country. I’ve got the determination to help people as much as I can and it’s filling me with immense pride that I am able to help a charity local to so many. This charity is helping even more people who are going through cancer treatment right now, so I say let’s get together for this local, amazing charity and let’s help support those living with cancer right now!”

Alex has already made incredible strides in his fundraising, and is calling on others to support Clatterbridge Cancer Charity this year. Every pound raised at events like the London Marathon an in community fundraising activities will help to fund innovative technology, life-saving research and the very best care possible at our centres across the region.

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