Hollyoaks star aims to attract support to Parkinson's marathon support

Hollyoaks star aims to attract support to Parkinson's marathon support

A leading charity is scoping out enthusiastic runners to join its team in this year's Virgin London Marathon in a couple of months, aiming to find those with a place in the London Marathon but without a sponsor.

The Parkinson's Disease Society desires a further 30 runners to give the good cause a solid team of 200 and it is already being joined by a former star of TV who now operates on the stage circuit.

Ben Hull, who played Lewis in Hollyoaks and is now the star of the UK touring comedy Dead Funny, is going to represent the charity when he takes part in the mammoth 26-mile run around the capital on April 25th.

He said of his participation: "I'm really excited about raising money for the Parkinson's Disease Society and can't wait to get to the start line. The charity does really great work and I hope many more people will join our team."

The marathon will cap off Parkinson's Awareness Week, which this year will take place between April 19th and 25th.

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