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READ | Millers fan Jamie to run London Marathon for Osteoporosis 2000

6 April 2017

Rotherham United fan Jamie Wilkes, now working in Dubai, is calling on the backing of his fellow supporters back home as he gears up to run this year’s London Marathon in an attempt to raise funds for Osteoporosis 2000.

Jamie, has set himself the target of raising £1500 for the Sheffield-based charity, as he runs what will be his second marathon following his maiden outing in the 26-mile event in Dubai in January.

Despite no longer living in the area, Jamie often coincides trips home with Millers’ games, which he attends with his dad Martin, who is also a lifelong Rotherham United supporter and season ticket holder.

In Sheffield today over 25,000 people are thought to have osteoporosis, which is a bone disorder that in the main affects older people, generally over the age of 70.

Jamie’s trip to the capital to take on the challenge of the marathon is an attempt to fundraise and help those affected in our elder generation enjoy life more comfortably.

To donate to Jamie’s fundraising efforts, you can do so online here.

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Jamie all the best in his fundraising and good luck for the marathon!