A FORMER Tranmere Rovers player will be completing a double marathon in two days next month to raise funds for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

Birkenhead-born Alex Hay, who played for Rovers between 2001-2004, plans to finish his first marathon at Prenton Park prior to Tranmere's game with AFC Wimbledon, before running the London Marathon the following day.

Alex, who completed the London Marathon in 2022 is inviting Rovers supporters to come along early to the AFC Wimbledon game (Saturday, April 20, 3pm kick-off) to support him at the finish of the first leg.

Donations have already surpassed £3,000, and supporters can donate to his cause via his JustGiving page.

Alex said: “After I did the London Marathon in 2022, it was very hard work but I enjoyed certain aspects of it. The experience and raising money for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity made me feel really positive."

Alex’s dad used to work for Tranmere Rovers, and was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

He said: “It hit us all hard, but seeing his attitude towards it and how he’s saying how he’s living with cancer rather than dying of it, is really positive.

“It’ll be emotional, I think the whole idea of it is emotional. The fact that I’m doing it for such a big charity in the local area and something that hits everyone in one way or another, and I’m going through something really tough at the moment.

“It’ll obviously be emotional, but whenever I go back to Tranmere I get emotional, some of the best parts of my life have been spent there.”

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is a cause close to Alex’s heart, but one he feels raising money for can also benefit the wider community.

He added: “It’s such a big thing in the Merseyside area, everyone will know someone who has been to Clatterbridge or is going through something similar to what I am at the moment so I wanted to do something for the local community because it means that much to me and I try and give back as much as I can."

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