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Mark Rhodes runs Marathon in memory of Whizz-Kidz cousin

Mark Rhodes runs Marathon in memory of Whizz-Kidz cousin

Mark Rhodes, one half of cbeebies, This Morning, and Comic Relief Does Glee Club duo Sam & Mark, is running the Virgin London Marathon next week for Whizz-Kidz.

Mark is raising funds for the young people’s mobility charity in memory of his nephew Tom Robbins who passed away in 2009. He says; “Tom received his last powered wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz and the charity means a lot to my family. I’ve never done anything like this before – but I’ve run 21 miles during my training so at least I’m confident I can get round!”

His presenting partner Sam also supports the charity but won’t be taking part in this particular challenge. He added, “Mark’s seen first hand the difference the right wheelchair made to Tom, and we both dropped in on a wheelchair training day with Whizz-Kidz recently and saw kids learning new skills and pushing their independence. It’s a truly great charity.”

In November last year, Sam & Mark drew on their background as 2003 Pop Idol finalists to put on a tribute fundraising gig in Wolverhampton, for family, friends and fans.

Fans can sponsor Mark’s Marathon fundraising effort, by visiting his Virgin Money fundraising page.

Sam poses against the backdrop of his beloved Wolves FC stadium

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