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OL to run the London Marathon for charity

The School shares it's support for James McMahon (OL 2007-2014) and wish him the best of luck for his upcoming London Marathon charity run in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that causes damage to the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, which can ultimately lead to complete paralysis. Staggeringly, it’s estimated that 130,000 people in the UK currently have MS!

The MS Trust is a cause dear to James' heart given one of his family members suffers from the disease. The MS Trust is the only MS charity funding and placing MS specialist nurses into the NHS, doing their best to ensure people with MS have the care and support they need.

Motivated by this amazing cause, James has already started training for the Marathon in April and joked that given he was able to complete the JLS House Cross Country every year as a student, the Marathon should be a walk in the park in comparison. "Those Cross Country 'fields' were very hilly!" 

You can find out a bit more about the great work the MS Trust do on their website and if you're able to, any donations to the Just Giving Page James has set up here would be gratefully received by the charity and go a long way to supporting their brilliant work. 

James also asked that we pass on a huge thank you from him to all of the Old Lyonians that have already reached out to show their support! Your kind and supportive words have provided the extra motivation needed to make those early morning training runs just a bit easier!

Best of luck James!

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