London Marathon runner from Newham College raises £2,000 for disabled children
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A teacher has raised almost £2,000 for disabled kids before even crossing the starting track for this Sunday’s London Marathon.
Zaheer Daleel, aged 31, who is a study coach at the East Ham campus of Newham College, in High Street South, will be running in aid of the charity Phab which creates activities for both disabled and able-bodied to enjoy together.
Zaheer, who helps students develop their study and IT skills is also a football coach and runs the college’s cricket team.
It is the first time Zaheer is taking part in the Marathon and the money raised has been donated mainly from colleagues and students.
Zaheer said: “I’ve been training for almost four months, mostly at the weekends. I been doing a 22 mile run from my home in Walthamstove to the Gherkin in the City and back again. I have always wanted to do something for disabled kids and it seemed a really worthwhile charity.
My dream would be to complete the Marathon in four hours but the cold weather really set back my training.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/zdaleel to support him.