Dave in his Crimestoppers running vest
Q. What made you decide to take on the famously gruelling London Marathon?
It was three years ago that I found I couldnâ€™t buy clothes in the high street, and I used to get tired out just from walking around.
I thought â€˜enough is enoughâ€™.
Q. How do your friends and relatives feel about your challenge?
Family and friends have been very supportive, especially with preparing for the big day in London. Some think Iâ€™m being a bit crazy and are quite shocked, but itâ€™s worth it.
Iâ€™m grateful for their support whilst fundraising â€“ and would also like to thank Barclays for matching my fundraising effort pound-for-pound.
Dave as he used to be
Q. What made you choose Crimestoppers as your fundraising cause?
I volunteered for around 1,000 hours last year with the police, mostly with the traffic department.
It made me realise that Crimestoppers, whilst separate, plays a valuable role in giving the public another way to help tackle crime.
Q. Have you got a target finish time for the Marathon?
Iâ€™m hoping to complete the course in 4 hours and 30 minutesâ€¦
Q. What would you say to inspire others to take on their own challenge?Â
Now, with a lot of hard effort, Iâ€™ve realised that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.