As some of you reading this might be aware, I lost my Dad to cancer five years ago. Now my Mum is fighting her own battle with it.

Both of them have been hugely aided by the local Halesworth Community Care Fund, a charitably-funded local body that provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families, through both nursing care and equipment.

In many cases, their work allows people to live out their final weeks at home, amongst their families, rather than in a hospital bed.

My brother, Mark, is running the London Marathon partially in aid of this charity. If anyone reading this feels like sponsoring him, it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks.