Local building designer, Daniel Bagley, has stepped up to the mark and raised over £800 for Leukaemia CARE at this year’s London Marathon, to help beat the race against cancer.
Daniel – an architectural technician at Avant Homes’ Midlands division – took part in the gruelling 26-mile endurance run, eventually coming home in three hours and 58 minutes and an admirable 13,878th out of 39,000 runners.
Leukaemia CARE is a UK charity dedicated to providing vital care and support to anyone affected by a blood cancer diagnosis, as well as providing support to families and friends around those affected.
Commenting on his success, Daniel said:
“The whole event has been an incredibly rewarding experience, from all the people running for different reasons and worthwhile causes, to the variety of stories you hear about. I am honoured to have been able to compete in the race and do my bit for this wonderful cause.”
“I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and I hope I provide further insight into what Leukaemia CARE does and how each donation can massively help those with blood cancer.”
Daniel hasn’t finished yet as he is aiming to take the total raised to £1,500 with further fundraising events over the next couple of months, one of which being bag packing at local supermarkets.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.