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Posted: 11th January 2019

Marathon man!

Andrew to tackle 26 mile challenge

Ever thought about running a marathon?  It’s beyond most of us – after all, who fancies running 26 miles on a Sunday morning?

Well, Andrew Ghagan is not only running the London Marathon this year but he’s doing so in order to raise funds for the Sycamore Trust. 

Rico with his uncle Andrew

Andrew’s nephew Rico was in the first group of children to benefit from our Speak With A Picture programme, which helps pre-school children aged 2-4 to communicate with their parents. Rico and his mum Lyndsey were among the first intake of families for the SWAP project in September and the the 12 week programme enabled Rico and his family to learn a new way to communicate his wants and needs.

Rico made great progress as a result of his time with us and his uncle is keen to show how much the family appreciates the efforts of our SWAP team.

Uncle Andrew said; “the family were so pleased with what the Sycamore Trust were able to do for Rico.  We just wanted to show our appreciation in some way”

Fortunately, Andrew is no stranger to the 26 mile distance and has completed marathons before, but none of that will be any use to him when he is on the start line in Blackheath in three months time, and it will still be a huge achievement to finish the Virgin Money London Marathon on 28th April this year.   Andrew is running to raise funds for the Sycamore Trust and he’d love to hear from you.  If you’d like to make a contribution go to the donations button on the Sycamore Trust website or go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-ghagan