Lifeguard, 18, to run London Marathon in his grandfather’s memory

PUBLISHED: 12:50 08 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:50 08 April 2014

Domenic Wilson, from Radwinter, is taking part in the Virgin London Marathon this month.

Domenic Wilson, from Radwinter, is taking part in the Virgin London Marathon this month.

Archant

An 18-year-old lifeguard is running the London Marathon for the first time to raise money in his grandfather’s memory.

Cambridge Regional College student Domenic Wilson, of Hempstead Road, Radwinter, who went to Saffron Walden County High School, is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Domenic’s grandfather, Brian Wilson, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his late 50s and died at the age of 62.

“I wanted to do it in his memory,” said Domenic, a part-time lifeguard at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre. “I was only little when he died but he was quite sporty himself in his youth. I’ve been training hard – doing lots of swimming and running – and although I don’t feel quite ready yet, I will be on the day.”

He added: “I’ve watched the marathon on TV a few times and it looks like a quality atmosphere. I’d love to do it in a costume like a lot of people do but I’d never be able to last!”

Domenic, a sports studies student, is hoping to raise £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. To donate, visit virginmoneygiving.com/DomenicWilson

0 comments

More news stories

Police in Cambridgeshire have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with theft and rogue trading offences.

The Manuden Singers will sing Brahms’ Requiem in St Mary’s Church, Manuden on Sunday, April 9 raising money for the charity Support 4 Sight, which provides help, practical advice and equipment for people who are blind or visually impaired across the district.

Three people have been taken to hospital after a four vehicle smash on the M11 northbound this morning.

The headteacher of Joyce Frankland Academy has joined some 3,000 other schools in the country in calling for a rethink on the Government’s new schools funding formula.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter