Clitheroe GP to run marathon in memory of friend

Dr Will MacKean. (s)
Dr Will MacKean. (s)

A popular Clitheroe GP will run his second marathon to raise money in memory of his friend who was also a fellow GP.

Dr Mike Barsby sadly died in November 2013 after complications arising from his treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Dr Will MacKean (50), who has been a partner in Castle Medical Group since 1996, ran the Liverpool Marathon in 2011 with his four brother and sisters in memory of their marathon-running enthusiast father Bill. He lives in Clitheroe and is married to Susie, an occupational therapist based at Clitheroe Community Hospital.

He commented: “I was inspired to run this year’s marathon by a joint friend of myself and Mike’s, Paul Fourie, who ran last year’s race complete with purple hair. I am running for Pancreatic Cancer UK as I have now sadly seen several friends and family members who have been affected by and also died from the disease, so it’s a cause I feel honoured to be raising money for.

“Sadly, my father-in-law Peter Walton, from Samlesbury, died last week so I will also be running in his memory.”

Donations can be handed into reception at the Castle Medical Group, Clitheroe Health Centre, Clitheroe, or to donate online, visit: www.justgiving.com/doctorwill