On Sunday I am running the London Marathon in aid of the brilliant Chelmsford-based charity CLEFT.

CLEFT is focused on providing permanent, sustainable ways to improve cleft care both in the UK and overseas. Broadly speaking, they can be described in two categories. Firstly through sponsorship of research projects in the UK to help identify the likely causes of clefts and secondly, by supporting projects in lower-income countries to help provide long-term treatment and care for less privileged people born with clefts.

Last year the London marathon was cancelled and replaced with a virtual marathon which I ran locally.

This year the real thing is back on and I’ll be starting around 9:30, all being well!

Not sure what sort of time I’m going to finish in…I’m just hoping to finish!

If anyone would like to sponsor me and help raise some money for this great charity, please use the big DONATE button above (please don't use the the 'Raising funds for' one below - that won't show up on this page!).

Thanks everyone, much appreciated! James Taylor