A young father from Lincolnshire has agreed to put on his running shoes and take part in this year's London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.
33-year-old Darren Austin, a productivity consultant for Iceland Foods, will join more than 37,000 runners on Sunday (April 21st).
He admitted to not knowing much about the charity's cause until his employers started supporting it three years ago. However, he is now fully aware of the impact Alzheimer's disease has the on the lives of people with the condition and their families.
Mr Austin will be cheered on every step of the way by his wife Rachel and their son Leo-Beck.
Steve Hudd, director of fundraising at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We really appreciate Darren’s efforts to help us defeat Alzheimer’s disease and the ongoing support of everyone at Iceland Foods. We wish Darren every success with his very first marathon."