Head of B Team Athletic Performance James Purdue is set to run this year’s London Marathon on Sunday 3 October.
James will be running the famous event in memory of our former Technical Director Robert Rowan who sadly passed away in November 2018. The funds raised will go towards Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to support the fantastic work that they carry out.
Since 1995 CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death. The charity supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and also offers bereavement support to families affected by young sudden cardiac death.
Speaking about the chance to run the London Marathon for a fantastic cause, James said: "I'm looking forward to running the London Marathon on Sunday in order to raise funds for a charity which does such brilliant work.
"Rob was an incredible man who did such fantastic work for this football club, and I am proud to have been able to call him a friend."
Brentford FC will also be marking Restart a Heart Day 2021. This will take place on Saturday 16 October, the date we host Chelsea in a Premier League game at our new stadium. Restart a Heart Day raises awareness of cardiac arrest and helps people learn CPR and other life saving skills.
You can donate to James's fundraising by clicking here.