Marathon Martin raises over £5,000

Boston Spa's Martin Fasey finishes the London Marathon to raise �5,000 for Martin House Children's Hospice. (S)
Boston Spa's Martin Fasey finishes the London Marathon to raise �5,000 for Martin House Children's Hospice. (S)
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Martin House was well represented at this year’s London Marathon and with some great support one of the local runners has raised over £5,000 for the hospice.

James Fasey, who lives in Boston Spa, completed his first marathon in 4 hours 2 minutes and was cheered on by his wife Victoria and 3 children on the route.

Having crossed the line James said: “To have been a part of this iconic sporting event has been something special and all the months of training through the winter were hard but worth it!”

As important as the personal achievement is the amount runners raise for good causes.

James added: “I have had some great support from Primrose Lane Primary School, Wetherby Athletic JFC U10’s and friends and family on my justgiving site.

“The total amount raised has now surpassed my £5,000 target and for me, that’s the only number that matters.

“The work all of the staff do at Martin House is fantastic and to help them continue providing great care and support is just as rewarding as finishing the marathon.”

Katy Lee from Martin House said: “Congratulations to James for completing the London Marathon. What an amazing achievement.

“Thanks to everyone who has supported him with sponsorship, and to all of his local, from everyone here at Martin House.

“The money that James, and all of our other Marathon runners have raised, will go a long way towards supporting the children, young adults and families at Martin House.”

Pictured is James Fasey crossing the line at the London Marathon. (S)