Big-hearted 24-year-old, Tomos Lewis, who works in the personal injury department of Walker Smith Way Legal at the law firm’s Chester office in Nicholas Street, will be running 15 half-marathons in aid of Kidney Foundation Wales.
Lewis was inspired by his uncle to don his trainers and pound the pavements to cover more than 130 miles in his money-raising feat of endurance.
He completed the first of his races at the Chester Half Marathon.
He said: “I've been a keen runner since a young age and have always wanted to do the Chester Half Marathon, this year I have finally got round to signing up for it.
“As for the other marathons, I wanted to do something a bit different to raise money for a great charity that is close to my heart and in memory of my uncle.”
He aims to raise £1,000 by the beginning of November, and if he does so, will run the Conwy Half Marathon on November 23 dressed as a kidney.
Tom’s late uncle, Aneurin Williams, suffered from kidney failure, requiring dialysis four times a week which meant attending hospital for a number of hours each time.
Eventually he was able to undergo dialysis at home with a portable machine but he passed away in January 2003, aged 54.
Tom helped his uncle while he was on dialysis, meaning he has first-hand experience of how kidney failure and the treatment can affect a life.
Kidney Foundation Wales invests in renal research, patient care and wellbeing, and actively works with and on behalf of kidney patients and their families. The money raised is used for the relief and assistance of people living in Wales and elsewhere in Great Britain who are suffering from renal disease.
Tom has previously run the Cardiff Half Marathon and Men's Health Survival of the Fittest, Manchester, raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
Originally from Bangor but now a Hoole resident, he spent three years at Cardiff University before starting at Walker Smith Way Legal in September 2012 and is due to qualify as a solicitor in September.
Outside work, Tom also enjoys sports including rugby, football and going to the gym.