A man from Cirencester will take part in the iconic TCS London Marathon this April in support of an adoption and trauma support charity.

Nick, aged 39, is running for Parents And Children Together (PACT), a charity that provides outstanding adoption services, specialist therapeutic support and inspirational community projects.

Nick Evans, a sales manager for automative technology solutions company Keyloop, said: “Running the marathon is a bucket list achievement for me and a great opportunity to raise money for PACT - a local charity that Keyloop are proud to be working with this year.”

Before this year, 10 kilometres was the furthest that Nick had run. He said: “Training has been going great. I have been running faster and going further every week.

“I completed Bath Half Marathon in March as part of my training programme with a personal best time of 1 hour 52 minutes. I’ve lost weight and am the fittest I’ve ever been. I’ve been told the whole day is a once in a lifetime experience and I’m really excited to be a part of it. The crowd is going to carry me to the end.”

Nick is one of five members of Team PACT who will be running the 26.2 miles around the streets of London on Sunday April 21. He has a £1,600 fundraising target and is collecting donations to his page at Parents And Children Together: Nick’s first Marathon (enthuse.com).

PACT has been building and strengthening families since 1911.  PACT creates families through adoption services and provides lifelong adoption support, it empowers women who face multiple disadvantages to make positive changes to their lives through its Alana House Community Project and it supports children to heal from the trauma of domestic abuse through its Bounce Back 4 Kids programme. 

Chief executive Natausha van Vliet said: “We are delighted to have a team of incredible people representing PACT in the London Marathon. Not only will they be running 26.2 miles but are working hard to fundraise so that we can continue our important work supporting families, children and women.”