Jimmy Cricket has highlighted a friend’s intentions to run a marathon to raise money for The Christie charity in Manchester.
The Christie charity helps to provide enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds.
Donations and fundraising make a huge difference to the care and treatment it is able to provide to cancer patients and their families.
Lee Martin is planning to run the Manchester Marathon in October in aid of the cancer charity.
He hopes to raise at least £1,000.
Said Lee: “I’m running just over 26 miles in the land of Oasis and Vimto to raise money for The Christie.
“This amazing place is run by a bunch of superheros that put others before themselves as a matter of routine.
“And in the Covid-19 Pandemic that has gone to horrific levels.”
Lee said his dad had been battling cancer for almost 20 years.
“He’s not done that without an army of people behind him from the Christie,” he added.
“Without them, we would have lost him a long time ago. So I want to give something back, as small as this is.
“Please help me help them in anyway you can, however small.
“I am very aware this is a terrible time to ask for money, so do not worry if you are not able.
“But if you can, know that you’ll be supporting the incredible people doing incredible things on a daily basis.”
Lee’s JustGiving page added: “Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.
“Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.
“Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.
“So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.”
Famous entertainer Jimmy said: “My friend Lee Martin is fundraising for Christie’s as his Dad is currently undergoing treatment in these difficult times.