A local footballer is taking on one of sport’s toughest challenges to raise money for charity. Rob Edwards, who coaches AFC Bridgnorth Spartans U9 team, is running the London Marathon in aid of Asthma UK.
Rob says, “This is a charity very close to my heart as my five-year-old son Charlie has suffered with this illness since he was born. We have made numerous 999 calls and have had a number of hospital visits over the last five years.
“I’m running not only to raise money for a great cause, but also to raise the awareness of asthma. This is an illness that is often not taken too seriously in this day and age, when in fact three people die from asthma each day. One in 11 people have Asthma in the UK, which equates to five million people.”