Strategy client manager Alex Faux is defying the terrorism fears at the London Marathon to raise money for a good cause which helped his brother recover from a near-fatal street attack.
Alex will be running in aid of Headway, the charity which helps people overcome brain injuries.
Headway helped Alex’s brother Adam overcome the appalling brain injuries he suffered when he was punched during a night out two years ago.
Adam was in a coma for four days and surgeons had to remove almost a quarter of his skull. It took a year before he returned to full physical health.
Alex says: “Without Headway we are sure it would have taken much longer. My family are deeply indebted to the charity for the amazing support they have given Adam over the last two years.
“I am a bit worried about running on Sunday following the Boston bombings, especially as my mother will be somewhere along the route. But it will not stop me running for Headway. My family and friends are backing me, and my colleagues at Strategy have been really supportive too, pledging lots of money through my sponsorship page.”
Strategy executive chairman John Courtney says: “We are very proud of Alex’s support for the charity which helped his brother. Running in the London Marathon is in itself a huge physical challenge but following the bombing in America it is very brave of Alex to go ahead with his run. Everyone at Strategy will be cheering him on.”
To support Alex with a donation please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlexFaux