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Injury fails to stop Andy crossing London Marathon line

Rugby Editorial 16th Apr, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A MUSICIAN finished Sunday’s London Marathon to raise money for the hospital which saved his brother’s life – despite running with damaged ankle ligaments.

Andy Walker, a teacher with Warwickshire County Music Service, crossed the line in what was his first marathon in four hours and 42 minutes.

Now he has almost reached his target of £2,500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The White Men Can’t Funk guitarist said: “It was an incredible atmosphere, and the crowds of spectators were rousing.

“I ran for BCH because they saved my brother’s life and rehabilitated him after major neuro-surgery when we were in our early teens.

“It’s an amazing facility which needs as much funding as possible to continue improving the outstanding levels of treatment they already provide.

“I am massively grateful to everyone who has since donated.”

Visit to donate to Andy’s cause.

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