Kentish Town man runs London Marathon for the sixth time
Tim Allen will face the challenge of lifetime on 25th April when he runs the 2010 Virgin London Marathon for the sixth time in aid of The Anthony Nolan Trust, the charity that takes back lives from leukaemia by recruiting to and managing the UK s most suc
Tim Allen will face the challenge of lifetime on 25th April when he runs the 2010 Virgin London Marathon for the sixth time in aid of The Anthony Nolan Trust, the charity that takes back lives from leukaemia by recruiting to and managing the UK's most successful bone marrow register.
Tim, an anthropologist from Kentish Town, decided to represent The Anthony Nolan Trust after the charity found an unrelated donor for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, which cured him of acute myeloid leukaemia in 2001. This year will see Tim running his sixth marathon in as many years to fundraise for Anthony Nolan.
Commenting on the challenge ahead, Tim, 53, said, "Anthony Nolan is the charity that saved my life, so I understand well the importance of fundraising for them - I wouldn't have survived without the donor they found for me. I'm up to about 20 miles a day with training and knowing that I've managed it before is a good motivator!"
The Anthony Nolan Trust is an independent charity and relies on public donations and dedicated fundraisers to continue saving lives. To find out how to sign up for one of our fundraising challenges, including this year's Great North Run, visit www.anthonynolan.org.uk or call 0303 303 0303.
You may also want to watch:
There are 1,400 people in the UK and 16,000 people worldwide in need of a bone marrow transplant, which is usually their last hope of survival in the fight against leukaemia and other blood related diseases. To sponsor Tim, go to www.justgiving.com/Tim-Allen-runs-London-Marathon.
- 1 Teenager's artwork reimagines grandfather's class photo
- 2 Haringey Council launches investigation into land deal with rapper
- 3 Highgate's assassin: the student hostel where a murder was planned
- 4 5 great places in north London to get away from the summer crowds
- 5 Modern murder mysteries set in the heart of Hampstead
- 6 £5,000 of crack cocaine and heroin found in Hampstead home
- 7 Nancy Jirira wins Fortune Green by-election, holding on to Lib Dem council seat
- 8 Crouch End Festival Chorus: Alexandra Palace Theatre
- 9 'Like the Fleet's resurfaced': Flash flooding hits Hampstead and Highgate
- 10 Vehicles scraped and traffic chaos after width-restriction bollards moved