A DELIVERY driver from Leeds is going the extra mile in memory of his father.
Andy Halliday, 25, will tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon for Yorkshire Cancer Research on Sunday.
Andy decided to take part in the event in memory of his grandfather, Robert Halliday, who died in 2006 at the age of 74 after suffering from lymphoma – a type of blood cancer.
The marathon involves running 26.2 miles past famous landmarks and icons such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.
Andy said: “My grandad was a hardworking, strong and hilarious person.
“He would have had three great-grandchildren by now and the fact that he didn’t get to see them and our families grow up is heart-breaking.
“I believe there is a cure out there and every penny counts.”
To sponsor Andy, visit his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/ajhalliday.