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News: Phil Brown's maiden Marathon

26 April 2015

The boss is running his first Marathon. Can you help the boss raise money for two fantastic charities?

Southend United manager Phil Brown is running the London Marathon this year, and needs your support!

For the boss, it will be the first time he has undertaken the 26.2-mile challenge, and is running in aid of the Amy May Trust and Sparks children’s charity.

The Amy May Trust was set up after Amy May Shead suffered a terrible allergic reaction after a single bite of food whilst on holiday with four friends.

The reaction was so severe, Amy suffered a cardiac arrest. She was starved of oxygen and suffered brain injuries due to this.

After initially being in a Budapest Hospital, Amy was transferred to St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where she remains today.

Sparks helps babies and young children with medical research, and is a charity that Phil has worked with for over a decade.

Phil said: “I’ve been involved with Sparks for the last 12 to 15 years. You get a wildcard when running as a celebrity for Sparks, and that was a way in for me to do the Marathon.

“The Amy May Trust is closer to home. The Chairman’s family had a problem with Amy May, who had a nut allergy that terribly turned into a coma.

“I’ll be attempting to raise money and awareness for both charities.

“I’m doing 60-70km a week and looking forward to running my first Marathon. I’ll be going all guns blazing, hopefully it’ll be a great day and we can raise as much money as possible for the two charities.

To support and sponsor Phil for his Marathon, you can donate by clicking here

For more details on Sparks, click here

For more details on the Amy May Trust, click here.

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