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Musician proves he has more than one string to his bow
10:00am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
A MUSICIAN from Alvechurch is proving he has more than one string to his bow.
Byron Parish, who plays violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, will be running the London Marathon this April.
Mr Parish, who has been with the orchestra since 1998, will be raising cash for the charity Bowel and Cancer Research, which funds ground-breaking research into bowel cancer and other bowel diseases.
He said: “After I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing five-a-side football my physio encouraged me to start running – and that was it.”
That was five years ago and since then the 41-year-old has completed five half marathons and runs regularly between rehearsals.
He chose to support Bowel and Cancer Research in the marathon for personal reasons.
Mr Parish added: “This is the big one, I know it won’t be easy. I looked around for a charity to run for - one that would mean the most to me and spur me on for the last few miles.
“Bowel cancer has touched many people close to me, both colleagues at work and a member of my family.”
To sponsor Mr Parish or to donate, visit virginmoneygiving.com/ByronParish.
For information on the charity, visit bowelcancerresearch.org.