A STOURBRIDGE fundraiser will be travelling down to London to compete in the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon 2019 to raise vital funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Daniel Williams, aged 26, from the Redhill area of Stourbridge, will be competing in the world famous road race alongside roughly 36,000 runners from around the globe.

The recruitment professional and Stourbridge club runner has been running organised road races for almost two years and competes regularly in 10K events and half-marathons.

He has taken on one marathon before, completing the York marathon in three hours and 35 minutes in October 2018.

Daniel Williams, head of resourcing at Avison Young in Birmingham, said: “Sunday April 28 will be an incredibly proud day for me and there’s no one I’d rather be raising funds for than Mary Stevens Hospice. To me, the hospice has and will always be a pillar of this local community and the work of everyone from the nurses to the volunteers and support staff is absolutely invaluable.

"It is impossible to put a value on the impact of their work; however, the reality is they need money in order to provide that care and it's my privilege to have an opportunity to contribute to that for a family. There's just the small matter of a marathon to get out of the way.”

Dan Malin, digital media and PR specialist at the hospice, said: "Dan has been supporting the hospice in its fundraising efforts for nearly a decade already and regularly volunteers at events as well as taking on fundraising challenges such as this one.

"He's a dear friend of the charity and we wish him all the luck in the world as he heads down to London to fly the flag for us; he's been training for this race for well over a year and we have absolutely no doubt he's going to love every minute of it."

To sponsor Dan visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanWilliams1992