Block A, Centre House
Wednesday 4th April 2012
Holby City actor Adam Astill is taking on the Brighton Marathon for a charity established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Adam, currently on screens in the BBC One series as Dr Dan Hamilton, will be supporting the work of the Diana Award, which was set up as a legacy to the Princess of Wales' belief in the power of young people to change the world.
Adam will take on his challenge on April 15 as part of a five-strong team running for the charity.
Adam said: "I am clocking up the miles to make sure I am as prepared as I can be for the marathon. It's going to be really hard, but as I am running I will remember the stories of the fantastic Diana Award Holders I have met and draw on their determination and dedication and will use this to spur me onto the finish line."
The actor, who has also appeared in BBC One's Mistresses and ITV's The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, is a keen supporter of the Diana Award. He has delivered presentation skill workshops and hosted events for the youth charity.
Maggie Turner, Diana Award chief executive, said: "We are hugely grateful to Adam for his ongoing commitment to the Diana Award and his passion to go the extra mile, or in this case 26.2 miles."
The Diana Award is presented to young people who are dedicated to supporting others and improving their communities, whether they are a volunteer, fundraiser, carer or anti-bullying campaigner.
Joining Adam for the marathon will be 18-year-old Diana Award holder Alex Tyldesley, from Essex, who collected his award in 2009.
He said: "This is a charity which is very close to my heart. What better way to show your passion for something than to run 26.2 miles along the vibrant streets of Brighton."
To sponsor Adam and the team visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/DianaAwardMarathon.
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