Life-long Cobblers fan David Ball is running his 6th consecutive London Marathon this weekend and has chosen to support the Northampton Town FC Community Trust in his fundraising attempts.
David has followed the football club since he was a child, having been to Wembley twice during the 1990’s to watch the play-off finals. Recently, he has also started working part-time on matchdays in the ticket office, around his usual weekday job at Barclaycard, who have agreed to match any fundraising up to the total of £1,000. In previous years David has raised upwards of £500 for various causes and is therefore aiming to raise over £1,000 for the Community Trust once matched by his employer.
Evidently, David loves his running and is an active member of the Rugby and Northampton Running Club, where he trains regularly.
When asked about his motivation to continue his streak of marathons (now 6) he said, "I am always striving to improve my running and I don't think that age is a barrier for this. It makes me feel good about myself and helps me with other aspects of my life. Running the London Marathon is incredible and the support from all the spectators is amazing."
This year the London Marathon also falls on David’s 42nd birthday where he will be busting a gut to beat his London PB of 2 hours and 46 minutes in support of the Northampton Town FC Community Trust. David said, "I chose Northampton Town FC Community Trust as I am astounded by the many different projects that they are involved with across the county. A football club can really make the difference to so many lives not just the results they get on the pitch (but that also helps!)”
The Community Trust make every effort to actively support and develop the Northamptonshire community. Their mission is to use the unique appeal of the football club to deliver activities that connect communities and improve people’s lives. They deliver over 30 different projects every single week that support thousands of Northamptonshire residents across themed areas of work covering health & wellbeing, education & employability, sports participation, and disability and inclusion.
Phillip Smith, CEO of the Northampton Town FC Community Trust said, “The pandemic has brought many challenges for the people and communities we support which has dramatically increased the need for the work we are delivering. As a charity, donations are vital in helping us continue to provide and expand our support to help impact even more people. We are extremely grateful for David’s amazing support!”
Following the completion of his race the Northampton Town FC Community Trust have invited David to the home game against Mansfield Town on October 16th to thank him for his support.
If you would like to donate to David please visit his just giving page by clicking on the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/davidball42
For more information on the work Northampton Town Community Trust deliver, or if you would like to fundraise for the charity, please email email@example.com