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Cheshire dad runs to the London marathon before competing

Whilst many of us could easily admit to a marathon chocolate eating session over the weekend, we meet the man from Cheshire who's running eight of them this week.

Dad of two Simon Benbow from Nantwich set off from his home this morning, he'll be running to London where he will then take on the marathon. He's doing it to raise money for a cancer charity after he lost his mum to the disease as well as surviving skin cancer himself.

Sarah Rogers has been to meet him:

Follow Simon's progress here and find out more about more about the charity as well as donation information here.


New skin cancer campaign already saving lives

A campaign started in memory of a Cheshire woman is already saving lives.

Claire Dale from Alderley Edge lost her mother to skin cancer in 2014. It moved her to train those in beauty salons and physiotherapy centres to spot first signs of the disease.

Claire's first trainee saved someone's life, it's being rolled out across the country, as our correspondent Rob Smith reports.

Find out more about the Karen Clifford Skin Cancer charity here.

Teenager "amazed" by response to song she wrote for mum she lost to cancer

A teenage girl says she's amazed by the response to the song she wrote for her mum who she lost to cancer.

Caitlin Burke, 16, from Leigh, wrote the song for her mum Carolyn who died in May after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 45.

After sharing a video of herself singing Not That Far Apart on Facebook, it has now been viewed more than 35,000 times.

Canoeing against cancer – Judge Rinder leads the way

The canoeing Judge joins challenge to stand up to cancer Credit: ITV Granada

A team of cancer survivors and celebrities including Judge Rinder and Anthea Turner have set off on a 120 mile, 5-day canoe challenge from Chester to Liverpool to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.

David Sing, a cancer survivor from Merseyside, took part in the challenge.

Survivor David Sing from Merseyside joins challenge Credit: ITV Granada
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