A man from Four Marks is celebrating after completing the TCS London Marathon to help young people with cancer.

Daniel Farr, 28, ran 26 miles 385 yards on April 21 to raise £3,150 for the charity Young Lives vs Cancer.

He said: “This is one of the most amazing and toughest challenges I have ever endured. But when my brother was diagnosed with cancer and was hooked up to machines for his treatments for a huge amount of his time, I knew I’d be able to get through this one.

“Young Lives vs Cancer was there for him and my family throughout the treatment. This is a charity that does such valuable work and gives much-needed support to people who are going through a life-changing time.

“I want to say thank you to every single person who took the time to support my challenge and donate.”

Young Lives vs Cancer helps cancer patients up to the age of 25 and their families with social workers, free accommodation near their hospital and financial grants.

Mass participation events manager Sophie Hartley said: “We can’t thank Daniel enough for his amazing efforts, taking on the challenge of a lifetime for Young Lives vs Cancer.”

Daniel added: “It was a huge challenge for me and it was no mean feat to complete the marathon and get over the finish line, but I’m so proud to be doing what I can to help other children and young people living with cancer. The atmosphere was amazing and it’s a day I will never forget.

“Despite feeling a bit sore now, every step and breath was worth it. I’ve personally seen the real difference the charity makes and thinking of that got me across the finish line.”

To donate visit https://2024tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/daniel-farr