Peter’s second marathon in memory of mum

News provided by Tinnitus UK on Monday 7th Mar 2022

39-year-old Peter Leather from Eastham, Wirral, will be taking part in his second marathon as he tackles the Brighton marathon on 10 April 2022 for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). The BTA is the only national charity that solely funds tinnitus research and supports people living with tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a debilitating condition where people hear noises in the head and/or ears which have no external source. There is currently no cure. Tinnitus affects 35,000 adults in the Wirral alone, and one in eight nationwide.

Peter shared, “My late mum, Beryl Leather, suffered with tinnitus most of her life, and struggled with this condition as it had an impact on her life every day”.

“I’ve had a few weeks where I couldn't run due to Covid, but I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere at the event. I have a goal to finish in under 5 hours”.

The British Tinnitus Association’s vision is “A world where no one suffers from tinnitus” which Peter fully supports. He said: “It’s a pleasure to be raising awareness that the BTA is there to help people like my mum who had this condition, and to raise as much as possible and to offer people support who are living with tinnitus right now.”

The BTA’s Fundraising Officer Jess Pollard commented “We’re thrilled that Peter will be taking on a second marathon to raise funds for our charity. We really appreciate his time, dedication and support for the tinnitus community and the work we do. We’re all wishing him the best of luck in the final few weeks of training!”

Please help Peter raise reach his fundraising goal by donating at or email take part in your own challenge.

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Jessica Pollard, Fundraising Officer

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Editors Notes

About the British Tinnitus Association

The British Tinnitus Association is an independent charity and the primary source of information for people with tinnitus. It helps to facilitate an improved quality of life for people with tinnitus through a range of support options including support groups, a helpline and its website, while also taking steps to bring forward the day when tinnitus is cured. The charity works to inform and educate medical professionals and the community on what tinnitus is and how to manage it. The British Tinnitus Association wants “a world where no one suffers from tinnitus”. It wants to find better ways to manage tinnitus and, ultimately, to help find a cure. In 2020, the publication of its Tinnitus Manifesto led to more than 130,000 people signing a petition for more funding for tinnitus research to find cures.


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