Hornchurch man to take on London Marathon in memory of cousin who died after a stroke

Michael Schubert, from Hornchurch, will be running the marathon in memory of his cousin Mark.

Michael Schubert, from Hornchurch, will be running the marathon in memory of his cousin Mark. - Credit: Archant

A Hornchurch man will be taking on the London Marathon in memory of his cousin who died following a stroke at the age of 18.

Michael Schubert, 28, is aiming to raise £2,500 for the Stroke Association following the death of Mark two years ago.

He said: “Mark’s stroke came as a huge shock to the whole family. He fought bravely in hospital for months, but sadly passed away in September 2011.”

He added: “I decided to set myself a physical challenge and raise some vital funds for the wonderful Stroke Association, which provides support and advice to people like Mark every day.

“Mark made some amazing friends in hospital and I’d love to think the money I’m raising will go to helping people like them. Running 26.2 miles will be no mean feat, but I’ll be thinking of Mark every step of the way.”


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To sponsor him, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichaelSchubert.

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