Local lad Robert Collins who is employed at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council has been selected to participate in next years London Marathon on behalf of the charity "Help A Capital Child".

Help a Capital Child, was set up in 1975 to help disadvantaged young people in our local areas. Help a Capital Child supports children and young people affected by abuse, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness. We may live in one of the wealthiest cities and countries in the world but the statistics are shocking:

*1 in 3 children in London lives below the poverty line.

*70,000 children in London are living with a disability.

*20,000 families across the UK have been told their child will die before them.

*6 teenagers and young people are told they have cancer every day.

*There are 22,000 children and young people in London who are caring for a parent or sibling.

Robert has a huge task ahead of him if he wishes to achieve his goal in completing the 26 miles and has set a financial target of £2500.

Please see the link below where we can contribute to the fundraising for "Help a Capital Child" and help Robert reach his £2500 milestone.

Thank You. 

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobCollins1

To find out more about the “Help a Capital Child” charity follow this link:


http://www.capitalfm.com/charity/