Ben ‘proud’ to have crossed finish line

Ben Davis completes the London Marathon
Ben Davis completes the London Marathon

A 29-year-old from Harrogate proudly crossed the finish line of Sunday’s London Marathon to raise money for The Children’s Society.

Ben Davis completed the gruelling course in three hours 41 minutes to support the charity’s work with the most vulnerable children across the country, who risk dangers such as child sexual exploitation, neglect and poverty.

Ben is passionate about helping young people – a cause that led him to run for the charity.

So far, Ben has raised nearly £1,700 towards the charity’s work with vulnerable young people.

Reflecting on his personal challenge and resolve to make a difference, Ben said: “Crossing the finish line of this year’s London Marathon is a big personal achievement and I’m so proud to have supported such a vital cause.

“It feels amazing. Some parts of the race were really tough but I know those miles won’t be as challenging as the experiences some children have to face every day.

“Knowing I was helping vulnerable young people across the country pulled me through the hardest times.”

The Children’s Society’s head of events, Stephanie Drummond, said: “Ben’s inspiring efforts and passion for helping young people are humbling and we hope other people are motivated by his determination to make a difference.

“Every mile relentlessly accomplished by our runners will have raised funds to help us continue our life-changing work with children who often have nowhere else to turn.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/bendaveLondonMarathon/ to sponsor Ben.

The Children’s Society welcomes applicants for The Virgin London Marathon team 2017, and will offer online training, access to a personal trainer and support to raise money.