Solicitor Ian takes up three endurance runs

PUBLISHED: 11:01 02 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:01 02 February 2015

Ian Walker who runs with the Sidmouth Running Club with Leif Tarry and Jo Overton-Pitts of Balloons bereavement charity. Ref mhh 6110-05-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Ian Walker who runs with the Sidmouth Running Club with Leif Tarry and Jo Overton-Pitts of Balloons bereavement charity. Ref mhh 6110-05-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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First challenge will be the gruelling Four Trigs in Sidmouth

A Honiton business owner will don his running kit and tackle a trio of endurance running races in less than three months.

Ian Walker, who owns Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors, will be fundraising for local charity Balloons.

Balloons provides free one-to-one support for children and young people who have experienced or are preparing for the death of someone significant in their lives.

Ian will run the Four Trigs in Sidmouth on Sunday, February 8, the Seaton Grizzly on Sunday, March 1, and then face the big challenge of the 26-mile-long London Marathon, on Sunday, April 26.

He will be running roughly 62 race miles in under three months.

“I have not run the London Marathon before and wanted to use this opportunity to raise money for a local service,” said Ian. “I chose to support Balloons because they are a small charity that can slip under the radar.

“It is good to have a service out there for children to get support for what will be a very upsetting and confusing time for them.

“If the death of a loved one is something which adults can find challenging, it’s more confusing for children. It’s good to have a local service to meet their needs.”

Ian, who specialises in family law, is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, and is hoping to raise £2,000 from the endurance challenges.

If you would like to sponsor him, check out his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/IanWalker68


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