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Bexley dad to take on Brighton Marathon for NSPCC

PUBLISHED: 15:23 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 27 March 2017

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John Bucksey, 41, will be running the seaside route in April

A father-of-two from Bexley is currently preparing to tackle the Brighton Marathon on behalf of the NSPCC.

John Bucksey plans to take on the seaside route with the rest of the NSPCC team on April 9.

Starting at Preston Park, the runners will pound past the iconic sites of Brighton to cheers from a number of acts, bands and well-wishers.

Every mile that is run for the team and every penny raised will mean that when a child needs help, the NSPCC can reach them.

Mr Bucksey will be helping to support services which include the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe Schools Service which delivers safeguarding assemblies and workshops to teach children the tools needed to keep them safe from abuse.

The 41-year-old, who is a sales manager, said: “I am looking forward to taking part in the Brighton Marathon for both the atmosphere and having the opportunity to raise money for the NSPCC who does great work in helping young people who are less fortunate.”

Georgie Swinbank, NSPCC fundraiser, said: “This is a fun event that is perfect for runners of all levels and experience. By choosing to support the NSPCC, John is helping us reach even more young people and we are very grateful. We will be there on the day cheering team NSPCC on.”

To find out more about fundraising for the NSPCC, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/do-your-own-fundraising

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