Jules and Steve Owen complete the London Marathon for MRSA Action UK
Steve Owen and his wife Jules have completed 602 race miles and raised over £4,000 for MRSA Action UK. And yesterday they were delighted to complete the 2014 London Marathon, the jewel in the crown for runners all over the world.
Steve Owen's father Donald died in 2007 of multiple organ failure in hospital. He had checked in for a knee operation and contracted meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. After almost 18 months of severe pain, the infection got into his blood, overpowered his vital organs and he sadly passed away.
MRSA Action UK aim to provide a patient voice to ensure that MRSA and the problem of antimicrobial resistance is kept high on the healthcare agenda.
The charity is run by volunteers supporting people affected by MRSA and other healthcare associated infections. Work involves raising awareness through supporting training programmes and providing literature and an online resource for patients, the public and care providers. As a self-help group who have been affected by MRSA, we also help with Government funded research to find ways of combating antimicrobial resistance, giving the patient perspective on what matters.
Jules and Steve are great ambassadors for the charity and our congratulations to them both for their magnificent achievement. They are inspirational and have another nine races lined up for this year.
Our congratulations to all those who took part in the London Marathon raising funds for their chosen charities.