A marathon effort

A Wolverhampton local has put his best step forward and raised over £1,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance.

Achieving a life-long dream Darron Farley (aged 37) joined 30,000 runners in the London Marathon earlier this year.

Just beating his own aim of three hours and thirty minutes Darron completed the 26 miles in three hours, twenty nine minutes and eleven seconds.

Yesterday Darron was celebrating again as he handed over a cheque for £1450 to Midlands Air Ambulance at their Cosford Air Base.

“I’ve always wanted to take part in the London Marathon and it certainly lived up to my expectations! It was such a good experience and I’m pleased to say that all my training paid off” says marathon man Darron.

“To run for Midlands Air Ambulance made it even more special. The Charity airlifted a friend I used to work with who sadly lost his life in a cycling accident a few years ago. I decided I wanted to run in his memory and also raise money for a Charity which I know saves so many lives every year.”

By asking friends and family to sponsor him Darron (a Moog Aviation employee at Pendiford) raised the terrific amount whilst taking in the sights of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace on the 25th April 2010.

Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.