15th Nov, 2019

Craig steps up for a good cause

A WORCESTER man who took part in the London Marathon has raised more than £800 for a charity which supports people with a rare and debilitating condition.

Craig McAllister completed the challenge on Sunday in five hours 39 minutes in memory of his life-long friend, Simon Phillips, who developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after a work accident.

The rare condition, which attacks the nervous system resulting in severe pain and limited range of motion, left Simon paralysed and bed-ridden until his death at 36 years old.

Smashing his target of £750, Craig will donate the funds to Burning Nights, a charity which raises awareness of CRPS and provides support for people with the condition.

The 26-year-old said: “I had known Simon all my life.

“After an accident at work, he developed CRPS which left him paralysed and bed-ridden for up to 12 years.

“Simon suffered so severely he passed away at 36-years-old.

“It means a lot to me to have run for such a small charity and to raise money and awareness for the charity, which is run by people who all suffer from the condition themselves.”

People will have until July to donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CraigMcAllister3 for more information.

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