Ian Mooney whose son, Antony, has been undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia is took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Haven House.

Ian, a black cab driver in Chingford, has raised more than £1,000 for Haven House and hopes to raise even more. The event sees thousands pounding past the Bank of England, Houses of Parliament and other London landmarks.  

Ian has only been running for a short time and was motivated to sign up as Antony, 14, receives support from Haven House’s Teenage Cancer Group.    

Ian said: “When the opportunity came to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Haven House I jumped at the chance. Not only could I take my running further, but it also means I can do something special for a charity that is so important to my family.

“My son Antony has been undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Through Haven House Antony has been able to mix with other children of a similar age and who are going through similar treatment.

“Haven House holds a regular Teenage Cancer Group which Antony looks forward to. It means he can have fun and interact with his peers. Haven House also provides therapies for Antony like yoga, music therapy and physiotherapy. It’s been great for him.”

Katie Tyler, Events Manager at Haven House, “Ian has already raised an incredible amount for our hospice and we are so grateful to him and all of our runners for signing up to our first #Team15 challenge run of the year.”

Be part of our #Team15 and take on a challenge for Haven House in our 15th birthday year. Whether you’re a runner, swimmer, cyclist, trekker or adrenaline-seeker, we really do have something for everyone, regardless of your level.

If you would like to sponsor Ian please visit his fundraising page.