London Marathon: Dan does it for mum and dad

Dan Waldren
Dan Waldren
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TACKLING the marathon was something that teacher Dan Waldren wanted to do to raise money for a charity that helped both his mum and dad.

Mr Waldren, head of art at King Richard School, Paulsgrove, has raised more than £3,000 for charity MS-UK which supports anyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

The 32-year-old said it was good to give something back to a charity that helped when his father Nick was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 14 years ago.

It has also supported his mum Margaret, who is now his dad’s full-time carer. Mr Waldren said the support has been great and also thanked his girlfriend Chloe Ward for putting up with months of his training.

Mr Waldren, from Milton, Portsmouth, said: ‘I have been blown away by how generous people have been. People I haven’t seen for years have been donating money and then there were thousands of people supporting us. It’s been really emotional.’

He finished the race with a time of 5hrs 17mins 59secs.

To make a donation go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanWaldren