GRAPHIC designer James Keen is to run for charity.
James, 26, of Newsome, will take part in the 10k Great Manchester Run on May 17 to raise money for the teenage cancer charity Laura Crane Trust (LCT).
Mr Keen, who works for Direct Visual, of Elland, took part in the Run for All in Leeds in June 2008 for MacMillan cancer charity.
James, who plays football for Grange Moor FC, said: “When I ran in the Run for All in Leeds there was around 1,000 runners running on behalf of MacMillan, and so this year I wanted to run on behalf of a local charity and try to make a genuine difference.
“The Laura Crane Trust is a local charity and a charity who do excellent work for a very worthy cause, and so it’s an honour for me to be their representative in Manchester.
“I will be training three times a week for the next three months, as well as playing football, to get myself into peak condition as I’m looking to beat my personal best, and hopefully complete the course in under 35 minutes.
“I’m really looking forward to taking part, and really hope I can do myself, the Trust and the town proud.”
To sponsor James visit: www.justgiving.com/jamesedwardkeen.
LCT, whose patron is actress and comedienne Catherine Tate, was founded in memory of 17-year-old Laura Crane who died from a mixture of cancers in 1996.