Johnny Vegas’ best pal ran marathon for Willowbrook Hospice

Bryan Davies with his mum
Bryan Davies with his mum
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As Johnny Vegas’ best pal he’s probably used to marathon sessions of laughter and mayhem.

Now Bryan Davies has taken on 26.2 miles of the Chester Marathon to help raise funds for Willowbrook Hospice.

Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas

Father of two Bryan, 44, decided to take on his first ever marathon as a tribute to his mum who is currently receiving support from the hospice, having been diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

Bryan said: “Although my mum’s cancer isn’t considered to be operable, Willowbrook has played a significant part in helping her manage her condition and keep as physically and mentally strong as possible.

“My mum finds great comfort in the counselling and activities Willowbrook provide be it massage, craft or even singing Mull of Kintyre!”

With support from family and friends, including best friend Johnny Vegas, Bryan completed the run in just over five hours, raising more than £1,150 for the hospice.

My mum is inspirational in her strength of mind and purpose and we cannot thank Willowbrook enough for all they have done for her

Bryan Davies

Bryan added: “My mum is inspirational in her strength of mind and purpose and we cannot thank Willowbrook enough for all they have done for her and I am sure the families of other patients would say the same.”

Nichola Saunders, head of fundraising at Willowbrook Hospice, said: “Every year it costs just under £4 million to run the hospice, including providing our day therapy and outpatient services.

“It’s thanks to people like Bryan that we can continue to care and support people with life limiting illnesses in our local community.”