Local Solicitor to run Chester Half Marathon for bowel cancer victim who died aged 28 years

13/05/2015

A Wrexham born solicitor who works in Oswestry is in the final days of hard training for the Chester Half Marathon which she will run on Sunday 17th May in honour of a family friend who died seven years ago next month from bowel cancer, aged just 28 years.

Victoria Jones, who is a member of the residential property team in the Oswestry offices of leading law firm GHP Legal, is still raising sponsorship for the run in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer, a charity dedicated to saving lives from the disease and providing support to patients and their families.

“My training is going extremely well and my target is to complete the course in just under two hours,” said Victoria, whose usual fitness regime includes playing tennis, swimming and coaching badminton as well as running.

“My aim is to raise awareness of bowel cancer which is a dreadful disease but which in many cases can be treated successfully if diagnosed early enough. Unfortunately there is a general misconception that bowel cancer only affects older people but this was certainly not the case with my friend Jonnie Ratcliffe from Gresford, who worked for the British Transport Police. He died at a very young age after just a short illness.”

“I would be delighted for anyone hearing about my participation in the Chester Half Marathon to sponsor me, no matter how small the donation, and they can do so by going to https://www.justgiving.com/Victoria-Jones36/. Every penny counts in helping my chosen charity to help sufferers beat bowel cancer. More information about the work done by the charity is available at www.beatingbowelcancer.org.”