John Daly is running his first ever marathon in Milton Keynes on this years May Bank Holiday, 6 May, and he’s doing it to raise funds for CHUMS!

John first heard about the marathon on Facebook whilst looking into the London Marathon. He had started running in July 2023, taking up the couch to 5k challenge, and then moving on to a half marathon. John then decided the next natural step was to run a full marathon and upped his training.

John said, “This will be the first time I will have completed a challenge for CHUMS, who I chose to support because I wanted to give something back for the assistance and time they have given to my son. He currently attends an online group called Music in Mind, in which he and the group all take part in choosing and singing songs. Some have even been recorded and this has helped with his confidence and anxiety. CHUMS help children and young people with many different issues, and so to be able to help CHUMS to continue the work they do is very important to me and my wife Sarah, as we will always be grateful for what they continue to do for our family.”

John said his family and friends have been very supportive of his run, and his wife and children will be there to cheer him on in Milton Keynes in May.

If you would like to support John’s efforts, please visit his Just Giving page, and feel free to leave words of encouragement for his first ever marathon!

John’s Just Giving page.