People from across the area came to Lydiard Park on Saturday 1 October to show their support for 25 year old James Baker from Swindon, who is currently battling cancer in Germany.
At 24, James was diagnosed with testicular cancer, but bravely fought it and was given the all clear. Now however, the cancer has returned to his brain, causing him to have seizures, suffer a cardiac arrest and temporarily lose his eyesight and his ability to walk. After all of this, he has sadly been declared terminally ill.
James has been receiving alternative treatments in Germany which are being funded directly by his family, so friends and acquaintance banded together to organise a Family Fun Day at Lydiard Park Academy on Sunday 2 October and a Superhero Fun Run on the Saturday to raise as much money as possible to help pay for James’ care.
South Swindon MP Robert Buckland joined runners, some in fantastic superhero costume, around the Fun Run course which was followed by a second run in the afternoon to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Park Run at Lydiard.