Lecturer set to run London Marathon in memory of Leeds Met student
Adrian is raising funds for Cardio Risk in the Young (CRY), a charity which increases awareness of the conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in young people, and the charity that the Hardman family wish to acknowledge following the support they have received since Tommy's death.
Adrian, who was Tommy's personal tutor, commented: "Tommy was a very popular, well respected and motivated student.
"This is the third marathon that I will have run but this time it's really about raising the money. We are trying to raise as much as possible for that charity (CRY). As well as the marathon, there is a charity cricket match between Leeds Met and Leeds University on 7 May and our Sport and Exercise Science Charity Ball on 24 May which has been organised by students on the course.
"Between all of our fundraising efforts we are hoping to raise around £2,000.The students are doing a great job. They were already a pretty tight knitted year group, but I have seen them become even closer since Tommy passed."
While Adrian is set to run the London Marathon, Sports and Exercise Sciencestudents celebrated their dissertation hand-in's with the renowned Otley Run which was dedicated to Tommy.
Tommy's former class mate, Lizzie McTurk, commented: "Tommy was a great guy. He knew everyone and was like the Dad of the course. We do the Otley run at the end of every year and it was really weird for him not to be there this time. We all took lemons out with us as a way to have him with us as it was his thing to call everyone a 'lemon'."
If you would like to sponsor Adrian please visit his Virgin Fundraising page. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AdrianSchonfeld