Welwyn Garden City man raises over £1.6K in honour of his loved ones

PUBLISHED: 16:18 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 26 April 2018

James Morgan. Pictire: Supplied.

James Morgan. Pictire: Supplied.


A Welwyn Garden City man fought through the heat during the London Marathon in a bid to fight brain tumours after the disease took the lives of loved ones.

James Morgan. Pictire: Supplied.James Morgan. Pictire: Supplied.

James Morgan, 21, has so far raised over £1,600 for the Brain Research Trust after completing the marathon in five hours.

This year’s marathon, which had 40,000 runners, was officially the hottest on record, with temperatures reaching 24.1C (73.3F) according to the Met Office.

Runners were warned it could be even hotter on the course because of the heat absorbed by the roads and from other competitors.

James picked the charity as his beloved grandmother, Angela Morgan, passed away after suffering with a brain tumour in October 2016.

Not only this, but one of his best friends, who he attended Applecroft School and Stanborough School with, Josh Turnbull, 21, lost his mother to a brain tumour.

James said: “The atmosphere was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before, and it really is true that the crowds drive you to reach levels that you didn’t even know you could reach.

“It was undoubtedly the most difficult yet most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life, and one day I’d definitely like to do it again.”

To donate visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesMorgan20

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