As many of you may know 8 years ago we sadly lost my dad, Big Al, quite suddenly to a brain aneurism. In May this year I will be running the Copenhagen marathon in memory of him and to raise money for the Walton Neuro Centre, where he spent his final days.

The proceeds will be donated to the ‘Home from Home’ fund which is a space within the hospital designed to offer the comforts of home to the families of people who are undergoing urgent or emergency treatment at The Walton Centre.

The home from home allows families to be together and stay with their loved ones without the worry of having to pay. I know first hand how valuable it was to have a safe space away from the feeling of a hospital during such a traumatic and emotional time. The fund relies entirely on charitable donations and without them would not be able to continue to provide and maintain such a special facility. Any donations would be hugely appreciated! Lloyd Stockton