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The Asda colleague who ran the London Marathon alongside cancer survivor fiancée beats fundraising target

Added on: 30th April, 2018 by Katherine_31118

The Asda colleague who ran the London Marathon alongside cancer survivor fiancée beats fundraising target

Asda colleague Brendan Cormano

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Mon, 30 April 2018

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Asda Biggleswade colleague Brendon Cormano, who ran the London Marathon alongside his fiancée Tanya, has raised an astonishing £5,260.50 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The pair decided to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust after Tanya, 27, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. She's now in remission and the doctors were able to give her the all-clear to take part in the marathon last weekend.

Brendon, 29, is the fresh produce and replenishment manager and has worked at the Asda Biggleswade store for nine years.

Brendon said: "The team all got involved and sponsored me which is great, and because Tanya's story appeared in a local newspaper, customers were all talking about it and wishing me well.

"Tanya's diagnosis came out of the blue. She's been through radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. She is now in remission, but because the type of leukemia was so severe, she still needs treatment."

Tanya was actually treated at the Teenage Cancer Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge because the adult unit was full at the time of her diagnosis.

Brendon continued: "We both wanted to do something to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and we mentioned doing the London Marathon, even though neither of us have run a full marathon before. We'd found out that the Trust is the London Marathon Charity of the Year for 2018, so we took that as a sign."

The store's community champion, Hayley Kingsbury, said: "What Brendon and Tanya achieved is phenomenal, and there's been so much support for him in the store.

"He's a larger than life character, a good guy and very hard working. It's a great cause and we're so proud of both him and Tanya for beating their fundraising target."

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