Race is on for fundraiser
A FATHER from Ruislip is preparing to run a half marathon in aid of a children’s charity.
Mark Curtin is hoping to raise vital funds for the NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service by taking on the charity’s Milton Keynes race on July 12.
Mr Curtin, who is chief programmes officer at education charity Achievement for All, said: “I have worked with children all my life, for charities and as a volunteer in the community.
“Am a father myself I feel safeguarding and child protection are the single most important things in life to me.
“The excellent work the NSPCC do in this vital area encouraged me to run this half marathon.”
Mr Curtin, 37, of Boleyn Drive, added: “It will also be great to return to my local area where I grew up and to run with friends and family.”
The charity is urging runners to sign up for its 17th annual 13.1-mile run, which starts from Webber Independent School, in Milton Keynes, and travels through scenic routes along the new city’s redways, as well as the Grand Union Canal.
Over the last 16 years, the event has generated more than £500,000 for the charity.
The race is being sponsored by companies including Dawsongroup and Woodfines Solicitors.
To take part, visit www. nspcc.org.uk/ miltonkeyneshalfmarathon.
n CHALLENGE: Mark Curtin at a previous race. Pictured with his brother