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London Marathon - Dave Haggart and Gavin Dean

David Haggart (left) and Gavin Dean.

FORMER Charity Partnerships and Fundraising Manager at Premiership Rugby, now committee member for Wooden Spoon London, David Haggart has taken on the challenge of raising funds for Wooden Spoon by taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 as guide runner for deaf blind runner, Gavin Dean who will be raising money for The Association of Guide Dogs Charity.

Communication will be key for David and Gavin when taking on the marathon in April therefore, too prepare for the big day, David and Gavin have already run the Olympic Park Half Marathon and the London Landmarks Half Marathon together.

“Communication is going to be a challenge thanks to 40,000 other runners around us, and up to a million spectators cheering. So to prepare we are running a couple of half marathons in the lead-up to the big run. Guide running has been a breath of fresh air, and there isn’t just one thing that I enjoy most about being a guide. I have to say that I am very lucky because I get on really well with Gav. It’s nice to share our collective and reflected successes. I also find it hugely satisfying that I am able to support Gav to live the sort of active lifestyle he wants to lead.” – David Haggart

All of the money raised by David will be used by Wooden Spoon London to help young people affected by sight-loss which affects around 25,000 children in Britain*.

If you would like to show your support for David Haggart please visit his Wooden Spoon Virgin Money page.

*Fight for Sight – facts about sight loss