Brindley Garages Group Digital Marketing Specialist, Alex Dudgon, is taking part in the 2020 London Marathon for child cruelty prevention charity NSPCC.
Alex is starting fundraising early as he needs to raise £2,200 to take part in the race as well as being tasked with a £600 target by December. The race will take place on Sunday 26th April 2020.
1 in 6 children in the UK are sexually abused and NSPCC's service Childline provided over 278,000 counselling sessions to children and young people in 2017/18 highlighting the scale of the problem in the UK.
This is the first marathon Alex has taken part in. He said:
“NSPCC is an incredible charity helping vulnerable children in our country. It’s important to ensure their services are in place and give young people a chance to voice any abuse they may be suffering. Every child deserves a fair start in life!
I’ve wanted to do the London Marathon since watching it on the tele as a kid, the last mile or so looks amazing with the big crowds cheering you on as you run past infamous buildings. Any support however small or large would be greatly received.”
Click here to visit Alex’s just giving page if you would like to donate.
5 interesting facts about the London Marathon:
11 people have run every single London Marathon since 1981, with all but one breaking the three hour barrier at least once
Money London Marathon 2019 raised a record-breaking £66.4 million for charity, setting a new world record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event for an incredible thirteenth successive year.
Rob Pope holds the record for the fastest marathon in a film costume, setting a time of 2:36:28 dressed as Forrest Gump in 2018.
26 runners in the 2019 race were over 80 years old
In 2016 the fastest time ever recorded at the London Marathon was set by Eliud Kipchoge. The Kenyan completed the course in a track record time of 2:03:05. The fastest finish in the women’s elite race is 2:15:25, set by British athlete Paula Radcliffe in 2003