VIN and Kevin Marshall ran the London Marathon, last Sunday in what were ideal conditions.

They were raising money for Lifton Community Centre, Charity no.1146871, as they want to see the car park and the landscaping around the Centre finished and the money raised will help towards this.

The Centre has been open for nearly four years and many individuals and organisations are using it for different purposes, which is wonderful to see.

Vin said: “At the age of 68 running a marathon does not get any easier, but knowing people have sponsored me and the thought of helping the community certainly kept me going during the last five miles.”

Kevin completed the course in three hours, 25 minutes and 49 seconds with Vin finishing in 5:10:47, and in doing so raised over £1, 000.

They wish to thank all those that have supported them this time, including Lifton Stores and S T Lane, Tinhay who have held sponsor forms for them. If there is anyone who still wishes to donate they can do so either directly with Kevin or Vin on 01566 784513 or via or Kevin is now recovering and preparing to run the Newport Marathon on October 24 for the Community Centre.