London Marathon - Jay’s going the distance for Swanswell

20 April 2016

Swanswell, a national alcohol and drug recovery charity, is getting set for the London Marathon this Sunday. That’s because Jay Simpson, a Swanswell team member from Birmingham, is taking part!

He’ll join over 38,000 other runners in the annual 26 mile challenge through the capital. Jay’s aiming to raise £1000 for Swanswell so the national charity can help even more people to recover from alcohol and drug misuse.

A self proclaimed fitness fanatic, Jay’s been running for the last seven years. He’s taken part in the Birmingham Half Marathon four times, the Birmingham 10k run and the Spartan Race. Jay’s wanted to run the London Marathon for some time and this year he’ll achieve his ambition while helping more people to change and be happy.

Speaking ahead of the run Jay said; ‘I’ve always had an active lifestyle whether that’s playing football or taking part in Muay Thai Boxing! I know this sounds weird to most people but I enjoy pushing the boundaries of my personal fitness. I’ve wanted to run a marathon for the past 3 years so the London Marathon was the next logical step.’

He added; ‘I’ve chosen Swanwell because I’m proud of how the organisation helps people to change and be happy. My run will raise awareness of the valuable work that Swanswell does and raise funds so that Swanswell can help even more people to overcome problem alcohol, and drug misuse.’

Visit Jay's fundraising page at to sponsor him.       







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