Radio 1 DJ calls on runners to join his marathon charity challenge

27th Jan 2015
Radio 1 DJ calls on runners to join his marathon charity challenge

Greg James, BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter, will be taking on the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2015. Greg is trying to raise record funds for his chosen charity, the Lord’s Taverners.

Greg joins a team of nearly 40 runners set to take on the world famous 26-mile course to raise funds for the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. The BBC Radio 5 live ‘Not Just Cricket’ presenter follows in the footsteps of former cricketers Andrew Strauss, Andy Flower and Paul Grayson, who completed the race for the Lord’s Taverners in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Greg, who is currently in training ahead of the mammoth task, wants to try and eclipse the fantastic fundraising exploits of Strauss, Flower and Grayson and challenged members of the public to join ‘Team Tavs’ with him:

“Cricket is one of my biggest passions so it’s a great honour to represent a charity that does so much to enable young people to enjoy the game, regardless of background or ability. Following in the footsteps of Straussy and other famous cricket names is a big challenge so I’m going to need all the help I can to emulate their success – if not their race times!”

Those looking to support Greg can donate £5 by texting ‘GREG' to 70123 or visit his BT MyDonate page.

The Lord’s Taverners team, led once again by nine-time London Marathon runner Rob Ditcham, is looking to surpass the £130,000 total raised by ‘Team Tavs’ in 2014. The charity will donate over £3 million this year to help give disadvantaged and disabled young people a ‘sporting chance’.

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