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11:00 27th February 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Rangers fan wins race to run for the R's ...

QPR IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST are calling on R's fans to show their support after choosing one 'lucky' supporter to run for Rangers at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.

Season ticket holder Dan Hackney has been selected to represent the R's in April after the Trust recently announced they had been awarded an entry place at the world famous race.

This is the first year the Trust have been awarded a place and are hoping the R’s faithful can dig deep and sponsor Dan ahead of the big day.

Fiona Hodgson, Business Development Manager for QPR in the Community Trust, told “We are delighted that QPR season ticket holder Dan Hackney has offered to run in the Virgin London Marathon 2013 on behalf of QPR in the Community Trust.

“This is the first year that we have obtained a charity marathon place and it would be fantastic if R’s fans could show their support to Dan through sponsorship.  

“We wish him all the best with his training and on the day itself”.

The Virgin London Marathon is one of the great British sporting spotlights, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The gruelling 26-mile course passes through the capital from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall. 

With over 35,000 runners, the event remains the most popular in the running calendar – and the most difficult to gain entry to!

Having been successful in his application to represent the R’s, marathon debutant Dan is looking forward to the once-in-a-lifetime challenge.

“I have always wanted to run the marathon and the opportunity to run for QPR was too good to turn down," Dan said.

“This will be my first marathon so the pressure is on, especially with all of QPR watching!”

The 2013 Virgin London Marathon is being held on Sunday 21st April.

Sponsoring Dan is quick and easy!

Simply CLICK HERE to visit Dan's JustGiving page. 

All monies received will go directly to QPR in the Community Trust.

About QPR in the Community Trust

QPR in the Community Trust has reached over half a million children across the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon and Westminster since its inception in 1994.

The Scheme’s work to date has led to its inclusion in Show Racism the Red Card’s Hall of Fame, winning the Family Excellence Award 2008, being highly commended twice in the Hammersmith & Fulham Community Sports Awards 2011 and winning the Community Club of the Year Best Disability project for the Tiger Cubs at the Football League Awards 2011.

The scope of work undertaken has expanded rapidly and the Trust works with members of the local community aged 4-90. 

Projects are based around the Trust’s four core aims of health, education, social inclusion and sports participation including: Over 60s physical activity projects, projects to divert teenagers from crime and anti-social behaviour, disability projects, work in schools and educational projects based at the stadium to name a just a few.

Looking ahead, the Trust aims to build on these triumphs by continuing to have a positive influence on thousands of lives every year. 

QPR in the Community Trust persists in breaking down barriers and improving people’s everyday life.

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