A BROMSGROVE man is in the middle of training for this year’s London Marathon in his second bid to raise money through the run.

43-year-old Daniel Taylor is attempting to raise £2,000 for Children with Cancer UK on April 13 when he takes on the London Marathon for the second time.

The charity is close to Mr Taylor’s heart as he works with children, teaching in a secondary school in Halesowen.

He said: “This is a really worthwhile cause. A cruel disease for anyone but, when it strikes children so young they, and their families need a lot of support. I work with children day in day out and their resilience never ceases to amaze.

“For those who have done marathons, you will appreciate the amount of effort that goes into training but this pales in comparison to the bravery and determination shown by many of these children.”

Mr Taylor is planning to do a number of fund-raising activities to boost his charitable efforts before the marathon, but he’s appealing for people to donate to his cause through his Virgin Money Giving website.

More than 1,200 runners will take part in the 26.2 mile race for the charity this April.

Ben Twyman, head of events at Children with Cancer UK, added: “We are a family-focused charity with a wonderful team of dedicated runners who are all committed to raising as much money as they possibly can. We rely on their determination and selflessness to continue our work funding life-saving research into all the childhood cancers.”

For more information on Children with Cancer UK visit childrenwithcancer.org.uk or to sponsor Mr Taylor directly, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanielTaylor1971.