Sherston man runs London Marathon for Molly Olly’s Wishes

A SHERSTON man has raised more than £1,300 for a charity which granted a wish for his son after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Neville Gliddon completed the London Marathon in aid of Molly Olly’s Wishes.

He chose to support the children’s charity after his son George – who was four-years-old at the time – was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in March 2020.

Molly Olly’s arranged for George to receive a full-sized drum kit which he makes good use of.

Dad-of-three Neville completed the marathon in four-and-a-half hours.

“I have run several marathons over the years for charity, he said.

“Molly Olly’s is special to us because the team there granted a lovely wish for George which made him happy when everything was so terrifying for us.

“The charity is so important for children who are facing frightening times.”

Molly Olly’s Wishes was established in 2011 following Molly’s death from a rare kidney cancer.

The Midlands-based charity supports children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families.

It grants wishes, helps with emotional support and donates therapeutic toys and books to children directly and through hospitals across the UK.

Founder of Molly Olly’s Wishes, Rachel Ollerenshaw, said: “We try to bring light to people’s lives when everything seems dark and scary.

“The average wish costs about £500 so Neville has helped to pay for at least two wishes which will make some poorly children very happy.

“We are extremely grateful to Neville for raising funds for us.”

To find out all the ways you can donate to Molly Olly’s Wishes, visit

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