FENLAND: Councillor set to run London Marathon in aid of children's charity

FENLAND and Cambridgeshire councillor Martin Curtis is in training for the London Marathon to raise money for a children s charity. Cllr Curtis, who represents Whittlesey North for Cambridgeshire County Council, got his place through Thorney Running Club

FENLAND and Cambridgeshire councillor Martin Curtis is in training for the London Marathon to raise money for a children's charity.

Cllr Curtis, who represents Whittlesey North for Cambridgeshire County Council, got his place through Thorney Running Club in Whittlesey.

He will be running the 26.2 mile route on April 26 in aid of the official Marathon charity, the Children's Trust.

Cllr Curtis said: "As a politician I spend a huge amount of my time dealing with children's issues, so once I got a place in the ballot for the Flora London Marathon for 2009, it made sense to raise money for this year's official Marathon charity, the Children's Trust.


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"Marathons aren't easy. Those 26.2 miles are backed up by hundreds and hundreds of miles of training. Mine started in December and has included a number of difficult races to get me into the spirit. By supporting me, you will not only be raising money for a worthy cause, but also recognising those miles of training and the hours of effort.

Cllr Curtis has set up a page on the Justgiving website, where well-wishers can sponsor him. For UK taxpayers, Justgiving ensures 25 per cent in Gift Aid, plus a 3 per cent supplement, are added to each donation. He can be sponsored at http://www.justgiving.com/martincurtis

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