Son’s marathon tribute to his dad, Fisherman’s Friend Trevor Grills
Cornwall man Paul Grills has two key reasons that are driving him on to succeed in this April’s London Marathon.
Paul, 30, is the son of former Fisherman’s Friends singer Trevor, who sadly lost his life in a tragic accident three years ago while touring with the Port Isaac band, and will run in his memory.
At the time of his death, Trevor was also an ambassador for Brandon Trust, so Paul is fundraising for them with the support of Fisherman’s Friends.
Paul currently works as an assistant head teacher at a secondary school in Surrey, while his close family all still live in Port Isaac.
He said: "The last three years, since the passing of my dad, have been extremely difficult and I think this is a great way to continue the support of Brandon Trust.
"My aim is to complete the marathon in memory of my dad. Dad was a proud Cornishman, who loved his family, his home in Port Isaac, watching his three boys play football and making the most of the opportunities that came his way, especially in the last few years of his life.
"He was a huge supporter of all the fantastic work Brandon does for people with learning disabilities. Also, growing up with his brother John, who has Down’s Syndrome, made Dad really appreciate the work organisations like Brandon do every day. I know he would be extremely proud to see Brandon is still being supported in his memory."
It will be Paul’s first marathon and he is training hard, while his link with Fisherman’s Friends continues with the band collecting money on his behalf at all their gigs across the UK, which is helping him towards his fundraising target.
To support him, visit Paul's JustGiving page.