East End property director to run marathon for children's charity
PUBLISHED: 11:57 10 April 2012
A property maintenance director from the East End is working his socks off to raise money for a children's charity ahead of this years London marathon.
Jack Dredge, 27, from Poplar, will run the 26.2 mile course on April 22 for anti-bullying charity Kidscape.
Kidscape aims to prevent the bullying and abuse of children in the UK and works with young people under 16 and their parents and carers to offer support, protection and advice.
Mr Dredge, aims to raise £1,800 and will run alongside his cousin Kevin Dredge and friend Carlos Patino.
He said: “Running the marathon has always been an ambition for me and doing it for such a great cause has given me even more motivation in training and fundraising.
“Children need support and protection and Kidscape is a great charity focusing mainly on these issues.
“The 26.2 miles is going to be tough but not as tough as some children’s day to day lives that have to suffer from abuse and bullying. We are all running to prevent this from happening and want to raise as much awareness as possible.”
Jack has been training at Mile End gym each morning at 8am and in the process he has lost one and a half stone in weight.
He added: “Training is going well but it’s very hard. As well as the gym, I have been running the route at the Isle of Dogs – its vigorous training but it’s worth it.”
Mr Dredge has also arranged a charity night with a raffle on Thursday, April 19, at The Attic on the 48th floor of Pan Peninsula Tower.
Tickets for £10 per person can be purchased on the door from 6pm.
To donate, visit Jack’s Just Giving page on www.justgiving.co.uk/jack-dredge.
For more information on Kidscape, visit www.kidscape.org.uk.