Former Met officer inspires marathon challenge
A former Met Chief Superintendent will be remembered at this year’s London Marathon.
Malcolm Hill, who served across several stations in the capital in a career spanning nearly 40 years, died in 2016 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
His daughter Nicola will be running the London Marathon this year to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research in his memory.
Malcolm lost a three-year battle with a glioblastoma multiforme tumour.
The charity says life expectancy for those diagnosed with the highly aggressive tumour is just 15 months.
Nicola will be pounding the streets of London on April 22nd.
“Losing Dad to this disease has been devastating”, she said.
“And I have colleagues who have been diagnosed or affected too.
“It shocks me how prevalent brain tumours are and yet only 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to finding a cure.
“It’s safe to say I’m not a natural runner – I’ve started from zero with this marathon challenge, but it will all be worth it when I cross the finish line and make a big donation to Brain Tumour Research.”
In retirement, Malcolm had organised an annual open gardens event and had been a judge at the Chelsea Flower Show.
He was 68 when he died leaving his wife Jean, two daughters and three grandchildren.
A spokesman from Brain Tumour Research, which funds medical centres of excellence including two in London, said: “For too long, brain tumours have been a neglected cancer.
“Stories like Malcolm’s remind us all that we cannot allow this desperate situation to continue – and we are extremely grateful to Nicola for her support.”