Marathon man Robert sets 600-mile challenge to fundraise for Mary's Meals after incredible weight loss

Yorkshire man Robert Thewlis - who used to be morbidly obese - has set himself the incredible challenge of running over 600 miles during this year to raise money for our work. 

Robert, 27, who works in the Lockwood headquarters of the UK’s largest dining club, tastecard, weighed more than 20 stone less than two years ago, suffering from a range of health issues, including asthma and joint problems. 

He was on the brink of diabetes when he decided to make a pact with his disabled mother Susan to lose weight together. 

Tragically, just days after the pair agreed to change their lives around, Susan, 60, died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage. 

Devastated by the loss of his mother, Robert vowed to keep the promise they had made and enlisted the help of a personal trainer to help him lose weight. 

Just seven months, later, Robert shed an incredible seven stone and is set to use his new-found fitness to help make a difference to the lives of impoverished children around the world.  

Robert first learnt about our work through his employer tastecard which has a three-year partnership with Mary's Meals, having already raised over £270,000 for us. 

Robert, who works within tastecard’s distribution team, said: “I’ve been aware of the work of Marys Meals for the past five years as I’ve been involved with charity fundraising with tastecard.  

"I have seen the amazing impact which our fundraising has on the young people Mary's Meals supports and their families."

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