Dan Barber from Wimblington to run London Marathon 2019 in aid of Cambridgeshire-based mental health charity Red2Green
PUBLISHED: 12:07 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:07 22 March 2019
A Wimblington man is all set to run this year's Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of a Cambridgeshire-based mental health charity, Red2Green.
Dan Barber, a member of the March Athletic Club, decided to approach Red2Green after unsuccessfully entering the general ballot.
He said: “My wife mentioned to a friend that I hadn’t got a place and it turned out the charity the friend worked for had a vacant slot.
“After a discussion and visit to the head office at Swaffham Bulbeck to meet the staff, who are so enthusiastic and passionate about the work they do, I agreed to run for them.”
Red2Green is a local mental health charity working with people who have learning disabilities, on the autistic spectrum or suffering with mental health problems.
Mr Barber added: “They offer vital support on a very tight budget, so being able to do something I enjoy to help benefit them is amazing.
“I am holding a fitness day at my local gym and hosting a disco as part of my fundraising efforts.”
To donate, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/daniel-barber-SAVMLMBONDS3332019-162988
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