Northampton Saints staff duo prepare for London Marathon

Allan Robson, Saints chief executive
Allan Robson, Saints chief executive

Two senior members of staff at the Northampton Saints are running the London Marathon this weekend to raise money for the Northamptonshire Marie Curie Cancer Care Nursing Service.

Chief Executive Allan Robson and Commercial Director Brian Facer (below) are preparing to pound the streets of the capital in the 26-mile run this Sunday (April 13).

Franklin's Gardens staff, Head of Commercial Operations Brian Facer, Team Manager Paul Shields and one of the coaches Ross Stewart,doing charity run over hadrians walls, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. ENGNNL00120130522171629

Franklin's Gardens staff, Head of Commercial Operations Brian Facer, Team Manager Paul Shields and one of the coaches Ross Stewart,doing charity run over hadrians walls, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. ENGNNL00120130522171629

Allan and Brian have each set themselves a fundraising target of £2,000, meaning their combined total would be enough to pay for 200 hours of care for terminally ill patients in their homes in Northamptonshire this year.

Both men have had personal experience of cancer and decided to support a charity which emphasised caring for patients and their families.

Marie Curie provides end-of-life care for terminally ill patients, not just those suffering from cancer, but also motor neurone disease, heart disease and other terminal illnesses, so they can spend their last days at home surrounded by loved ones.

Jess Campbell, Northamptonshire Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to Allan and Brian for committing to put their bodies through torture, in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

“They are an absolute inspiration and the fact they chose Marie Curie means so much. We rely on the generosity and adventurous spirit of people like Allan and Brian to push themselves to the limit, to help us continue to care for patients so that they can spend their last days at home with their families.

“In Northamptonshire alone last year our 10 nurses cared for 147 patients, providing 4,737 hours of care, so their amazing efforts will directly help us to care for more patients in the county.”

To make a donation in support of the Allan and Brian visit their JustGiving page by clicking here.