CASUALTY & HOLBY CITY stars, past and present took part in April’s London Marathon in aid of charity.
William Beck, who plays doctor Dylan Keogh in CASUALTY completed the course in 3hrs 32. Running the course for the Lymphoma Association in honour of his late father-in-law. [Donate William]
Meanwhile, Joseph Millson, who plays Luc Hemingway in HOLBY CITY ran the Marathon in aid of Anti-Slavery International. Saying, ‘I am thrilled to be able to support the organisation that has put so much into eradicating it’. He completed the course in 5hrs 07. [Donate Joseph]
Laila Rouass, who recently left our HOLBY CITY screens as Sahira Shah, ran the course in 6hrs 55 despite sustaining a knee injury. She was running in aid of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour trust.
Former HOLBY CITY actress Amanda Mealing, who played Connie Beauchamp was running the Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Care, completing the course in 4hrs 44. Amanda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and has since made a recovery, however she was running the course in memory of her friend Helen Edwards who lost her battle with the disease two years ago. She said of her cause, ‘Breast Cancer Care were, and are still, there for me. With this we can ensure it is there for anyone who needs it, whenever they need it. I am very proud to be their ambassador’. [Donate Amanda]
Duncan Pow, who played Linden Cullen in HOLBY CITY ran in aid of CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity. Duncan is a Patron of the charity having had first hand experience of the work the charity does. His cousin, Westley Hendry, lost his battle with cancer in 2006 at the age of just 16. The family were supported by CLIC Sargent and Duncan has become an active supporter of the cause. He completed the course in 3hrs 41. [Donate Duncan]
Richard Harrington, who was a regular on HOLBY BLUE and recently made a guest appearance in two episodes of CASUALTY, ran the course in 3hrs 47 in aid of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research.
BBC Radio DJ and a former CASUALTY star of the early series, Eddie Nestor, ran in aid of ACLT. Eddie was meant to run the marathon back in 2007 but whilst training he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma. Happily, still in remission Eddie faced his demons, and finally ran the Marathon in a time of 6hrs 11, almost 5 years to the day after his first bout of Chemotherapy. [Donate Eddie]