A DEPUTY bank manager from Coventry will raise funds for the charity that helped turn his life around this weekend when he lines up for the London marathon this weekend.
Twenty-two-year-old Luke Cashmore has already raised £4,500 for the NSPCC, this year’s official charity partner of the event, after attending anger management classes at school.
The Coventry resident is joining thousands of others in an attempt to raise the £2.3 million target needed to answer every child who contacts its ChildLine service.
Luke said: “I remember someone from the NSPCC came into my school while I was attending anger management classes.
“They helped me to calm down and turn my life around.
“Because of them, I started to get better grades and they made me look at life from another perspective.”
Kirsty Joanes, NSPCC fundraiser, added: “When a child contacts ChildLine to tell us they’re being abused, feeling suicidal or are in danger we take immediate steps to make them safe.
“However at the moment we can only help three out of every four children who try to contact us, and that is why we need local runners to support us.”
To sponsor Luke, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LukeCashmore