A TOWN HALL director has raised nearly £1,300 for a homelessness charity by running the London Marathon.

Director of Trowbridge Town Hall, David Lockwood has spent the last five months training to take on the London Marathon and raise funds for the youth homelessness charity, Amber Foundation.

Since completing the marathon – which he said is the toughest of the three he has ran – David has raised £1,259.35 for the charity.

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“Just before Christmas, I had a coffee with Laura from homelessness charity Amber Foundation,” David said.

“She told me about their work, how they support young people for a long-time with shelter and skills, giving them confidence.

“So when they were looking for someone to run this year's London marathon I threw my name in the hat.

“Yesterday, I completed it. Following five months of gruelling training - hills, heatwaves – I lined up alongside 40,000 others.

“It was my third marathon – and my toughest. I was unwell and this sapped energy over a long four and a bit hours.

“But I'm delighted to have raised over £1,000 for Amber Foundation.

"They're an inspirational charity and I'd urge everyone to check out the life-changing work they're doing for some of the most disadvantaged young people in Wiltshire.”

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To donate to David’s Virgin Money Giving page, please click here.