Ref’s on the run for charity

Marathon runner
Marathon runner

THE man in black becomes the white knight for a good cause next month.

Lewes football referee Dominic Lyons is running in the Brighton Marathon on April 15 to raise money for Cancer Research.

It is his way of saying thank you to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, which has been treating his two-year-old son Samuel Lyons for leukaemia.

The care has been “exemplary” said Dominic, 46, of Old Malling Way, Lewes.

Little Sam, who attends Windmill Nursery School, Malling, was diagnosed with the illness in May last year and is undergoing a three-year course of treatment at the Royal Alex. Doctors are astonished at the progress he is making.

Dominic, who works as a driver and warehouse assistant at Steamer Trading in Lewes, is now training hard for the big day but being a referee is certainly a plus when it comes to fitness.

He will be cheered on by his wife Hayley as he pounds the streets of Brighton and is looking for sponsorship.

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