Wheelchair plan for Brighton Marathon

The Argus: Brett and Luke Edwards plan to complete the Brighton Marathon together Brett and Luke Edwards plan to complete the Brighton Marathon together

Running a marathon can be a gruelling and daunting task.

But one man has upped the ante after announcing he will run next year’s Brighton Marathon while pushing his disabled son in a wheelchair.

Doting dad Brett Edwards, 41, will be sharing the marathon experience with his 10-year-old son Luke who has cerebral palsy.

The pair will take on the 26.2 mile route next April to raise money for disability charity Scope.

Mr Edwards said: “I hate running and I have never done anything like this before, but once I give my son that experience I can say he has done a marathon. It’s a personal challenge for both me and him.”

Luke was born ten weeks early and spent the first two weeks of his life in intensive care. After he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Mr Edwards contacted Scope for advice and support.

He added: “I don’t know what I would have done without Scope. We just want to raise as much money for them as we can now by taking part in the Brighton Marathon together.”

For information on supporting Scope at the Brighton Marathon, visit www.scope.org.uk

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8:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

hubby says...

Best of luck guys.
Respect!
Best of luck guys. Respect! hubby

10:22pm Mon 12 Nov 12

mimseycal says...

You go fellas ... I'll gladly sponsor Lukes' cheeky smile ;)
You go fellas ... I'll gladly sponsor Lukes' cheeky smile ;) mimseycal

10:23pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Nightshade says...

What a great thing to do. I wish you all the luck in the world, and I will donate money for such a good cause.
What a great thing to do. I wish you all the luck in the world, and I will donate money for such a good cause. Nightshade

11:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

greeg2 says...

mimseycal wrote:
You go fellas ... I'll gladly sponsor Lukes' cheeky smile ;)
Don't be a lazy git !Run the marathon yourself,get sponsored and give the wee guy's charity the money.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: You go fellas ... I'll gladly sponsor Lukes' cheeky smile ;)[/p][/quote]Don't be a lazy git !Run the marathon yourself,get sponsored and give the wee guy's charity the money. greeg2

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