Hull patient set for marathon run

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Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Three years ago an unprovoked assault in Hull left Paul Spence with a brain injury leading to memory loss, confusion and cognitive difficulties.

But now, having rebuilt his life, the 34-year-old is preparing to mark the anniversary of the attack with a marathon effort to help the Hull Royal Infirmary ward, where he was looked after.

Mr Spence, of west Hull, is to run 26 miles between the hospital and the Swiss Cottage pub in Bilton on Easter Sunday and is asking other people to join him for the final 10km.

Proceeds from the charity run will be put towards efforts to buy a NIM-Eclipse spinal system for the hospital’s neurosurgical ward.

Mr Spence says he wanted to do something to thank staff for the care and support they gave him and help other people with brain injuries.

The fundraiser has been in training for the 26-mile run since last October and says he now feels ready to complete it.

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Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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