Somerset County Cricket Club’s Catering General Manager Sam Safe and her daughter Amy Frampton will be running in the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 24th for the Anthony Nolan Trust- a charity that is very close to their hearts.
Sam’s husband Simon, who also works for Somerset CCC as the Executive Chef, was diagnosed with Leukaemia two years ago this July but thanks to the help and support that he received from Anthony Nolan he is well on his way to making a full recovery.
About their fundraising exploits Sam said: “We wanted to do something to raise money to support the Charity that helped save Simon’s life and decided to take up running. Amy and I went along to join the Taunton Running Club and we were made so welcome. They have been a fantastic help all along the way and last year we both completed the Taunton Half Marathon.
“However, that gave us the flavour and taste of wanting to do more, go further and raise even more money for the Anthony Nolan Trust so we entered the London Marathon this year. It’s creeping closer every day now but we have kept to our training schedule and we are on target to be ready to run the big one on April 24th.”
Sam added: “If ever I start to feel tired then I think of how much the charity did to save the person who means so much to me and then I keep on going!”
Last week Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick and Pete Trego lent their support to Sam (left) and Amy’s charity run.
Anybody who wants to sponsor Sam and Amy can do so by logging onto http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/samandamy