As Ben and Louise Ashworth prepare to take on the London Marathon this weekend, they visited the capital to receive an honour from a national charity.
Thanks to the help they have done to promote awareness of bowel cancer, the pair attended a glittering awards bash to accept the Beating Bowel Cancer’s Achievement Award 2015.
The couple, from Broadgate, Preston, have raised over £20,000 for the cancer charity, with Ben running 12 marathons in 12 months - this Sunday’s being his 14th and Louise’s first.
Beating Bowel Cancer’s Events Fundraiser, Gemma Ali, who nominated Ben and Louise for the Award, said: “Ben and Louise thoroughly deserve this award. Ben is an inspiration to all those who have had the pleasure of meeting him.
“Louise has been instrumental in helping Ben with all his efforts to raise awareness of the disease and his extraordinary fundraising runs.
She added: “They are a remarkable couple who everyone in the charity feels humbled to know.”
We haven’t raised funds or promoted awareness of bowel cancer symptoms for praise, so to be recognised for our efforts by people at a charity we respect so much is truly wonderful.Ben Ashworth
Ben said: “We are both very grateful for all the support everyone there has given us over the last year.
“We haven’t raised funds or promoted awareness of bowel cancer symptoms for praise, so to be recognised for our efforts by people at a charity we respect so much is truly wonderful.”
To donate to Ben and Louise’s marathon fund visit virginmoneygiving.com/bensbowelmovements