Sam Edwards of West Felton is encouraging as many people as possible from the local community to participate within a Zombie 5K Run/Walk raising vital funds for the Lingen Davies Cancer Unit.

Participants of any age and ability can run, walk, creep and crawl through the route hosted by the British Ironwork Centre, whilst being chased by running and walking zombies who will try to ‘contaminate’ you.

Participants can be of any age and ability, and after the chase you can then freely explore the beautiful British Ironworks Centre and purchase refreshments in their tearooms. There will also be ‘Zombie’ face painting and ‘wound scars’ available for a small additional donation to the charity.

Sam said: “The Lingen Davies Cancer Unit continues to offer significant support to a lovely friend of mine who is terminally ill with cancer.  Three years ago she discovered she had cancer and despite numerous surgical operations and constant chemotherapy/radiotherapy the cancer has sadly spread.    I am in complete admiration of her determination as I watch her face life’s most difficult challenges, whilst continuing to remain positive with her family and teenage sons.

Therefore, in February 2018 at the age of 46, I started the couch to 5K programme with the intention of completing my first ever Race for Life. At the time, I couldn’t even run for a bus so I decided a 10K race for life would be the biggest challenge and at the same time I could raise money for Cancer Research.

In June 2018 I completed the 10k and developed an ‘enjoyment’ of running.  I am not a fast runner, nor a natural runner but that didn’t matter to me. In September 2018 I completed my first ever half marathon at Lake Vyrnwy.  I never dreamt I could run that far, but running for charity made it all worth while, yes it was tough, but it was also very exhilarating.  When my lovely friend said that the Lingen Davies Centre wanted runners for the London Marathon I thought…..No way, a half marathon nearly finished me off! However yet again, her determination and the positive attitude through her gruelling treatment every week and the significant support she receives from everyone at the Lingen Davies Centre motivated me to get training.

On the 26th April 2020 I will be running the London Marathon for the Lingen Davies Cancer Unit.        It will be my first ever marathon and the training is tough, but by raising lots of money for the charity I am spurred on, so please come along to the Zombie Run and show your support and appreciation for the The Lingen Davies Cancer Unit”.

Sam added: “I would like to thank both The British Ironwork Centre and J & I Carpets for their support in making this happen”.

You can enter now by emailing

Much needed donations to Sam’s fundraising can also be made on Sam Edwards Virgin Money London Marathon Giving page  uk.virginmoneygiving,com

100% of all money donated and raised will be given to the Lingen Davies Cancer Unit.