Mum to run in memory of brave son

The mum of a teenager who attended The School for Profound Education and who passed away in February, aged 18, said she will run The London Marathon twice as hard in memory of her son. Jan Maybury, 44 is running this year's Virgin London Marathon on April 21 and aims to raise £1,800 for the Trust. Her son, Mark had Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a rare chromosomal condition and had been a residential learner at the school since he was seven years of age. » Click here to read Mark's story Jan said her son was always defiant despite his disabilities, adding: "Markie really bonded with everybody at The Children's Trust during his time there. Everybody described him as a character, someone who expressed his personality." The mother of four said she now has "an added motivator" in running the marathon, adding: "The Children’s Trust completely threw Markie a lifeline and we cannot thank them enough for that. "I hope that by running the marathon I will be able to raise sponsorship money to help fund the vital equipment and care that the dedicated staff at the Trust provide to ensure Mark and many other young people have the best possible quality of life."

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