This year, we are lucky enough to have one charity space in the London Marathon. Runner Ryan Vince will be taking on the challenge in memory of his brother Tim. Tim was diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma in 2018. He had surgery to remove the tumour, but this left him with no pituitary gland and needing to rely on daily medications.

Over the next 6 years, Tim had many complications and conditions. Ryan says: “During this time his continual upbeat outlook on life was inspiring. The Pituitary Foundation helped Tim with the conditions he was living with. It was a cause that was very close to him and his wife, Sarah.”

Unfortunately, in December last year Tim was admitted to hospital. As he always did, he gave it everything to try and recover. Although, there was hope of him getting better, he suddenly deteriorated and passed away on the 4th January 2024.

Our thoughts are with all Tim’s family and friends.

Tim, alongside his family and friends, have raised huge amounts of money for The Pituitary Foundation over the past 6 years. Tim, amongst friends, climbed Snowdon in 2019, and last year Sarah ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Their incredible fundraising efforts make a huge difference to supporting others affected by pituitary conditions – people like Tim. We are so grateful for their support.

The London Marathon is on Sunday 21st April. The world-famous route has remained largely unchanged since the first event in 1981 and goes past many of the capital’s finest landmarks. Although Ryan has run marathons before, running in memory of his brother makes this one so much more meaningful.

If you are able to please consider donating to Ryan’s fundraiser in memory of Tim. They’ve already raised an incredible amount, and will mean that Tim’s legacy can live on:

We also have Ryan Fletcher and Richard Allen who got places in the ballot who will be taking on the challenge for us. Thanks to them all for their incredible training and fundraising efforts.