Lancashire police inspector shows support for young boy with fibular hemimelia
A Lancashire Constabulary Chief Inspector has spent the past 12 months putting himself through a gruelling schedule of marathons and tough mudders to raise money for a young boy who had his leg amputated.
Chief Inspector Ian Jones took on the challenge for two-year-old Mark Robinson from Sefton who was born with fibular hemimelia and now faces life as an amputee, after his leg was amputated whilst still a baby.
Chief Insp Jones competed in the 24 hour obstacle course race, World’s Toughest Mudder, in Atlanta, USA, where 1500 people qualified and took part.
He managed to complete 65 miles of obstacles coming in 26th place. This followed other events he competed in over the year including a 106 mile run along the Leeds to Liverpool canal in 24 hours, Europe’s Toughest Mudder and the Liverpool Rock N Roll Marathon.
His efforts have raised £2,760 to support Mark.
“Each year I choose a local charity to where I work or one that has helped a colleague. My fund for 2018 was for a little two year old boy Mark Robinson from Sefton who was born with Fibular Hemimelia and now faces life as an amputee, after his leg was amputated whilst still a baby.
“Mark’s family are obviously worried about the future of funding for prosthetics and as such I decided to help the March-4-Mark fund to raise as much as possible with all money raised going towards providing Mark with the best possible prosthetic legs and running blades as he grows up, as you can imagine he will need many of them as he grows. Hopefully this will inspire Mark to believe in himself and realise there is nothing that he can’t achieve. Being able to run has given me so many great memories over the last couple of years and I hope I can help give the same to someone who deserves it more than me.”
Chief Insp Jones is already planning next year’s fund-raising events and is looking at supporting Ronald McDonald House.