In March 2015 Mark Sutton, Dad we support and father of three, completed the Fleet Half Marathon for Rainbow Trust. Our Surrey care team is currently supporting Mark and his family as his youngest son Luke has a terminal illness.

Before beginning his training in November 2014, the last time Mark had ran any distance was in school. He put in a lot of training for that four months and has now developed a real love for running and is now training for a number of 10k races he has signed up to throughout the year. He sees it as a great way to keep fit and it also helps him to clear his head.

Amazingly, Mark completed the half marathon in two hours. He was cheered on by friends and family and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Mark set up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page and in a short space of time he raised £3,275 for Rainbow Trust.

“I feel great knowing I’ve helped other families. The difference Rainbow Trust has made to our family has only spurred me on to help others.”

Since completing the half marathon Mark has stayed in touch with us and plans to continue to show his support and in his words ‘give something back’, through the football team he coaches, Hart FC. You can read more about Mark’s story in our latest magazine, out this month.

“The support I received from the Rainbow Trust Events team was very encouraging and it felt like they were with me every step of the way. I’d encourage anyone to help raise money for a very worthwhile cause!”