Queen’s Park councillor raises thousands for charity by running the Virgin London Marathon

Cllr James Denselow has raised £2,700 for charity

Cllr James Denselow has raised £2,700 for charity - Credit: Archant

A Queen’s Park councillor raised more than £2,700 for charity by taking part in the Virgin London Marathon yesterday.

Cllr James Denselow, who is also the lead member for stronger communities in Brent Council, completed the 26.2 miler run in just three hours 58 minutes.

Cllr Denselow, a Middle East analyst, will be donating the monies raised to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), which looks after those who live under occupation and as refugees, and St John’s Eye Hospital which provides expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

The Labour politician is no stranger to the challenge as he ran the Bournemouth Marathon two years ago to raise funds for the Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green.

He said: “I’m really proud to have finished my third London Marathon and to have raised over £2,700 for charity. It was an amazing day with temperatures just right for running and incredible crowds whose energy pushed you on all the way.

“I like to thank all those who sponsored me and came down to cheer over 38,000 runners on!”

Do you work or live in Brent and you took part in the marathon?

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