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A Shirley dad is tackling his first half marathon in aid of his daughter

AN HGV driver from Shirley is trading his truck for trainers this Sunday as he tackles his first half marathon for a cause very close to his heart.

AN HGV driver from Shirley is trading his truck for trainers this Sunday as he tackles his first half marathon for a cause very close to his heart.

Chris Dix is taking part in the Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, CLDF, after his five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with the rare liver disease, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.

“When Francesca was diagnosed with a disease we had never even heard of, CLDF were there with information and support and helped us through a really tough time,” said Chris. “I also admire the amount of funding the Foundation puts into researching children’s liver disease which I hope will one day help Francesca and other children like her.”

This Sunday’s (October 21) run will be the 30-year-old’s first half marathon but he hopes it won’t be his last. He added: “This is something I’ve always wanted to do so if it goes well, I’d like to tackle a full marathon next and maybe an overseas challenge in the future.”

To sponsor Chris, visit www.justgiving.com/Christopher-Dix or text “CDIX82 £5” to 70070.

 

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