Community Pharmacist and LPC Member Ben Eaton completing 12 half marathons in 12 months!!

Ben Eaton, a pharmacist at the Dean and Smedley pharmacies and LPC Member is close to completing 12 half marathons in 12 months to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Despite the first five half marathons of 2021 being cancelled or postponed thanks to the pandemic, Ben still hopes to hit his target by December 2021.

Ben says: “Covid slightly put a downer on the plan at the start of the year, so for the first five months I still did one every month, just virtually around home. Then the proper ones started and I did one in Solihull in August, the Great North Run and the Sheffield half in September. The next race is in Oxford and a week after that I have Liverpool Rock and Roll half marathon.

“I’m then looking at Alton towers in November and a fancy-dress virtual run around where I live in December, so will actually get to 14 in total by the end of the year.”

So far Ben has raised over £2,000 but still has a bit more to go before he reaches his target.

He adds: “My sister-in-law died of cancer 18 months ago and Macmillan really helped her towards the end. I just think non-NHS charities need our support more than ever need and MacMillan are amazing.”

If you want to support Ben as he completes his challenge visit: Any donation, large or small, will be much appreciated.