16 Mar Dad whose son is being treated for cancer to run half marathon for Haven House
A father whose son has been undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia is taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Haven House Children’s Hospice.
Ian Mooney, a black cab driver in Chingford, has raised more than £1,000 for Haven House and hopes to raise even more ahead of the race on Sunday 25 March.
The event will see thousands pounding past the Bank of England, Houses of Parliament and other London landmarks.
Ian has only been running for a short time and was motivated to sign up as his son, Antony, 14, receive support from Haven House’s Teenage Cancer Group.
Ian said: “When the opportunity came to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Haven House I jumped at the chance. Not only could I take my running further, but it also means I can do something special for a charity that is so important to my family.
“My son Antony has been undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Through Haven House Antony has been able to mix with other children of a similar age and who are going through similar treatment.
“Haven House holds a regular Teenage Cancer Group which Antony looks forward to. It means he can have fun and interact with his peers. Haven House also provides therapies for Antony like yoga, music therapy and physiotherapy. It’s been great for him.”