SERVICEMAN Marc Johnston has signed up to complete an incredible cycling and running challenge to raise money for charities which supported wife Victoria when she was diagnosed with cancer.
The couple were thrilled to discover they were expecting a baby, but Victoria felt ill throughout the initial 12 weeks and was shocked to find out that she was in fact not pregnant but suffering from a rare form of cancer that shows positive on a pregnancy test.
Victoria had an operation the following day, which was unsuccessful, so she started chemotherapy and completed her last cycle in March. The Johnstons have now happily been given the all clear.
To show his appreciation for the hospital and charities that have seen them through, Marc is taking on a challenge of his own this October. In just two weeks, he will cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End and then complete four marathons, finishing at the Armour Centre, Bovington.
He explained: “During this tough time the support we’ve received from the army and supporting charities has been humbling and amazing.
“From the day the diagnosis happened the army has allowed me to work from home so I could look after Victoria and our baby Kaitlin. The support has been second-to-none and this has made life so much easier.”
Marc will be raising funds for the Cancer Treatment and Research Trust Charing Cross Branch, SSAFA, The Kings Royal Hussars Regimental Association, The Household Cavalry Regimental Association, The Royal British Legion, and the Bovington and Lulworth Welfare Fund.
To support him, visit his JustGiving page.