Dad gets charity ink ahead of the big race
WHILE most runners are content with wearing a T-shirt or headband with their chosen charity’s logo, a dad has had his cause tattooed on his arm as a permanent reminder.
Michael Wakelin, 54, of Springbank in Bollington, is taking part in the Macclesfield Half Marathon in aid of the Coexist charity, which works to promote understanding between people of different religions.
Michael, who works for the organisation as a director of programmes, decided he would go one step further than the usual sponsored attire and have the logo tattooed onto his bicep in time for the run. He said: “I’m very proud of Coexist’s work and hope this will help get it wider recognition.”
The logo includes a cross, a Star of David and a crescent, representing the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.
The dad-of-three, who moved to Bollington more than 10 years ago, took part in the half marathon for the first time last year, and has been training intensively for this year’s event.
He is determined to beat last year’s time and raise his target of £3,000, for the charity.
To donate go to justgiving.com/MichaelWakelin2.
For more about the charity see coexist.org.
●● Michael, pictured below, has had Coexist’s charity logo tattooed on his right arm