Former West Ham player Kenny Brown completes his first London marathon
PUBLISHED: 11:35 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 01 May 2018
A former West Ham midfielder completed his first ever London Marathon last week in just under five and a half hours.
Kenny Brown, from Hornchurch, is an ex-Dagenham & Redbridge academy manager and is now head of coaching at Millwall.
He was running on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK and Revitalise, a charity which provides holidays for disabled people and their carers.
Kenny said: “It has been a privilege to work with the people at Revitalise and generate much-needed funds and awareness for such a great charity. I was uninformed and uneducated regarding the hours and stresses involved in the caring of loved ones and what they have to commit to.
“If the small funding I have generated can make a difference to just one person then it has all been worthwhile. Creating awareness of the total commitment and selflessness required of the carers is so important.
“The marathon was a great opportunity to build up funding for Revitalise and my very first, so one I was really looking forward to. The day itself was an unbelievable occasion, the hottest on record and one I will never forget.”
Kenny raised more than £1,700, and rewarded himself with a hot bath and a beer.
To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KennyBrown4.