Roundup of your stories as people from Norfolk prepare to take on the London Marathon

L-R: Matt Watson, Adam Drury, Chloe Pellican

L-R: Matt Watson, Adam Drury, Chloe Pellican - Credit: Archant

A former Norwich City player is appealing to Canaries fans for support one more time.

Adam Drury, 36, who retired from the game in 2014, will take part in the London Marathon tomorrow.

He will take on the 26.2-mile challenge to help disadvantaged and disabled people in Norfolk enjoy the benefits of sport, through the work of the club's Community Sports Foundation.

Drury will be joined on the start-line by Matt Watson from the Community Sports Foundation, Chloe Pellican, from the club's legal and football services team, as well as Canaries fan Phillip Minns.

Click here to donate to Adam's fundraising page.

Headteacher Binks Neate-Evans, 49, of West Earlham Infant and Nursey School, is hoping to complete her first marathon. She is raising the cash for children's charity NSPCC.


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A brother and sister team are to do the marathon after seeing the effects dementia has on their grandmother. Brian and younger sister Zara-Ann Medler, both of Norwich, are to run the marathon for BRACE, an Alzheimer's research charity.

A group from Norwich are looking to raise £7,000 for the charity Mencap which helps those with learning disabilities.

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Vicci Hills, Heath Alexander-Bew, Leah Mayes, Mark Linehan, Rebecca Riddoch, Matthew Gill, Sarah Adcock and Lee Boswell are all taking part.

Attleborough estate agent Tony Beales, director at Millbank Estate Agents, will pound the streets of London for the second time this year to boost funds for Children with Care.

David Wynn, 33, of Ashill near Watton, is hoping to raise more than £1,700 in aid of the Royal Air Forces Association.

Philip Websdale takes on the London Marathon in his daughter's memory. Mr Websdale. 41, of Beech Road, Beetley, near Dereham, will be running to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital to thank the children's hospital for their efforts to save his daughter Abby, who died of a rare heart disease at just six weeks old in 2002.

Emma-Jane Cowley, 36, of Cossey has a club place through Bungay Black Dogs running club and is raising money in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and the Alzheimer's Society.

Student Chris Collins, of Great Moulton, will raise money for children's charity Break.

Alex Cole, 40, from Bressingham, will be running the London Marathon with his brother James, 37, who is registered blind. Team Cole are running to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where several of their friends' children have received care.

Mum-of-two Charlotte Neale is running the marathon to raise funds for Sheringham's Ladybird Nursery. She is hoping to raise £500 for Ladybird.

Click here to donate to Charlotte's fundraising page.

Caister dad-of-two Philip Powles will be running his first marathon in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The 42-year-old signed up for the race as a way of saying thank you to the hospital, which looked after his young son Zak, nine.

Great Yarmouth Road Runners have several members taking part in the race including Lisa Smith, a visually-impaired runner who only took up the sport a year ago. She is running in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind and has already raised more than £3,000 for the charity. She will be joined along the course by Carl Jessop, her guide runner.

Geoffrey Crane, 56, of Great Yarmouth. will run for crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

Paramedic Mark Plummer, 35, of Saturn Close, Lowestoft, will run for Brain Tumour Research after losing an uncle to the disease.

Rachel Acamon-Carbonelli is hoping to raise funds for Action on Addiction when she runs the London Marathon in memory of her mother.

Lee Harris, 37, of Carlton Colville, is running in aid of UK charity Action on Hearing Loss.

Ian Chilley, who has been his wife's carer since 2001 when she was diagnosed with long-term mental health problems, is running in aid of the charity MIND.

NCH&C physiotherapist Paul Blazey, 29, from Norwich, is raising money for the Alzheimer's Society in memory of his grandfather, who died the Christmas before last.

Shop manager Russ Harmer, 34, started his London Marathon early, setting off from his Happisburgh Road Stores, North Walsham on Tuesday.

Mr Harmer is running 127 miles to take part in Sunday's London event, to help his family's target of raising £100,000 by 2020 for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Geoff Harrison, 56, from North Walsham, will be raising money for an infant school in Western Zambia which is supported by the North Walsham Rotary Club and St Nicholas' Church.

Mark Bailey, 43, of Norwich, is running the marathon for Crohn's and Colitis UK, after his now 13-year-old son Tom was diagnosed with Crohn's at just nine years old.

Community respiratory nurse specialist Mandy Beresford, who lives in Sheringham and is based at Kelling Hospital, will be running her third marathon to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.

Father-of-five Matt Plunkett, from Dereham, will be lining up for his third London Marathon this Sunday raising funds for Children with Cancer UK.

Tell us how you get on in the marathon – send your stories, times and photos to newsdesk@archant.co.uk.

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