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London Marathon: Canning Town man taking on challenge in memory of sister

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 16 April 2018

Jason Mills (left) is running the London Marathon in memory of his sister Julie Fraser. Picture: Submitted

Jason Mills (left) is running the London Marathon in memory of his sister Julie Fraser. Picture: Submitted

Jason Mills

Jason Mills has longed to run a marathon for as long as he can remember.

“It’s been a bit of a dream for me since when I was young,” he said, remembering how as children he and his sister Julie Fraser would watch every step on TV.

Last years, after countless years waiting, he was accepted on the London Marathon.

“Everything was great,” said Jason, 36. His sister was “thrilled”.

But she also had news.

The 37-year-old had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. In August – just three months later – she was dead.

Jason, of Turnstone Close, Canning Town, said the “surreal”, “mind-blowing” twist encouraged him to run the 26-mile gauntlet in his sister’s memory.

He’s raised £940 for Macmillan Cancer Support, and needs your help to reach his £2,500 donation target.

To sponsor Jason, got to justgiving.com/fundraising/jason-mills4

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