Family lawyer runs to help friend's son

A Wrexham lawyer is hard in training for a physical challenge to raise money for a charity that has helped the son of close friends.

John Lancaster, who heads up one of the largest family law and mental health teams operating in North and Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North West, will be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust when he runs the Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon on November 24th.

A partner in the Wrexham office of GHP Legal, Mr Lancaster is hoping to raise £200 from relatives, friends and work colleagues before he sets off on the 13.1 mile run which starts from Llandyrnog Village Hall.

"I have run several half-marathons in the past," said Mr Lancaster, "and I try to raise money for a charity that has helped someone I know. Only fifty per-cent of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers live to see their 40th birthday so it is particularly important to support the dedicated research and support charity who are trying to limit the impact of the disease and find a treatment to beat it for good. I hope therefore that lots of people will pledge money to sponsor me on November 24th, and they can do so at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnLancaster1"