Son of brain damaged father runs London Marathon to support his care

11 January 2016

Jack Rich and his father NickDisabled residents at a Bedfordshire care home stand to benefit from a funding boost following an inspiring act of charity from the son of one of the residents.

Jack Rich is looking to raise £1,800 to support Agate House and Leonard Cheshire Disability — the charity which runs the home.

‘My link to Leonard Cheshire is through my father, who was diagnosed with viral encephalitis in 1994 and suffered brain damage as a result,’ says Jack. 

‘He now lives in a Leonard Cheshire home in Ampthill which provides personalised care services to every resident.’

Jack’s father Nick, 66, is a former teacher and chaplain.

‘The organisation goes beyond providing social care,’ added Jack.

‘The charity enables disabled people to build confidence through providing information, advice and guidance and breaks down barriers through supporting access to computers and adapted IT equipment.’

The 30-year-old will be among 38,000 runners taking on the 2016 London Marathon this April. 

You can support Jack via his JustGiving page.

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