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Queen’s Park councillor to run two marathons in charity mission

PUBLISHED: 12:19 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:06 16 January 2015

Queens Park councillor James Denselow is running a double marathon. Bethlehem's in March and London's in April

Queens Park councillor James Denselow is running a double marathon. Bethlehem's in March and London's in April

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A Queen’s Park councillor is getting his trainers out to run two marathons and raise £5,000 for charity.

Cllr James Denselow, who is also the lead member for stronger communities in Brent Council, is taking on the Bethlehem Marathon in March followed by the London Marathon in April in support of medical charities.

Cllr Denselow, a Middle East analyst, is taking the task in support of 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.

He said his journey to Bethlehem was “a work trip and a running around trip” adding: “I’m looking forward to taking on this challenge of two marathons in a year for such worthy causes. I will be taking full advantage of Brent’s fantastic parks for training runs.”

Cllr Denselow ran the Bournemouth Marathon two years ago to raise funds for the Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green.

He added: “It’s quite addictive, I’ve done five. It gives you a good reason to stay active.”

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