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Bromley man fights against disease to run 10km race every month

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:40 23 February 2016

Kieran Loftus

Kieran Loftus

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Kieran Loftus will be running his third race in March

A Bromley teaching assistant is beating the odds by planning to run a 10k race every month to raise money for charity.

Kieran Loftus, 26, suffers from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a chronic autoimmune disease affecting his liver.

But despite still undergoing treatment, Mr Loftus plans to run a 10k race every month to raise funds for King’s College Hospital Charity, where he is treated.

Despite the disease causing fatigue and ill health, Mr Loftus, who works at Bishop Justus church of England School will be running his third race in March.

His uncle, Lee Marsden, who works at the head office of plumbing business Dyno, said: “Kieran is such an inspiration that I want to be there to support him all the way.

“This is an amazing achievement. All the money will make a difference by funding projects that improve every aspect of health, diagnosis, treatment and care across a range of conditions.”

After two races, Mr Loftus has already raised nearly £1,500, with his next race in the Sevenoaks Rotary 10k run on March 13.

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