Sherborne Rugby Club’s Ben Parker is tackling the London Marathon, hoping to raise money for the Dallagio Foundation Rugby for Change Charity.
Ben has set himself a target of £2,500 for the charity, which uses rugby and the values it holds to help young teenagers who are involved in gang crime and disruptive behaviour off the streets and onto the pitch.
“I am a believer in the core values that ruby has and believe truly in what the foundation is doing with teenagers who are involved” explained Ben.
“I know that there is a massive rugby community in and around our area and I need to get exposure to these people and the grass roots of rugby that are key.”
Ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April, Ben will also be competing in the Yeovil Half Marathon this weekend.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenParker1986