Keen runner Tony competes in marathon for Age UK

A KEEN runner from Bow is competing in his first London Marathon to raise money for Age UK. Recruitment consultant Tony Vickers hopes to raise �1,500 for the new charity which combines Age Concern and Help the Aged. The 30-year-old has already compete

A KEEN runner from Bow is competing in his first London Marathon to raise money for Age UK.

Recruitment consultant Tony Vickers hopes to raise �1,500 for the new charity which combines Age Concern and Help the Aged.

The 30-year-old has already competed in a range of running events, including half marathons but this is the first time he will have followed the 26 mile course through the streets of London.

He said: "I've always wanted to take part in the London Marathon, and by running for Age UK, I'm making a difference at the same time. I passionately believe that older people deserve our support -- so the charity is very important to me. I'd encourage anyone with their own place to get involved and join the team!"

Anyone who wants to support can sponsor him via www.justgiving.com/Tony-Vickers.